We found 50 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA HMO near Overland Park, KS.

Dr. Geoffrey Carl Slayden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12300 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500 B
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Geoffrey Slayden is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Slayden's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Slayden studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Slayden completed a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Hernia, Skin Lesions, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,318 - $2,054
  • Medicare Cost: $396 - $622
Dr. Keith Blaine Allen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50 11
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Keith Allen's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include mitral valve repair. Dr. Allen's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Allen attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Allen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Aortic Disease, Mitral Valve Repair, Endovascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,660 - $3,133
  • Medicare Cost: $881 - $1,315
Dr. Michael Robert Arroyo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Michael Arroyo's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Arroyo focuses on gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Arroyo attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Nissen Fundoplication, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. George Brent Sorensen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. G. Sorensen practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests encompass gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. Dr. Sorensen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Sorensen is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Problems, Abdominal Wall ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,660 - $5,015
  • Medicare Cost: $466 - $1,756
Dr. John M Price, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Price is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Price include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Price obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Price is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Skin Issues, Bariatric Revision ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,953
  • Medicare Cost: $1,763
Dr. A. Michael Michael Borkon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50-ii
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon practices cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Borkon attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Borkon is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,629
  • Medicare Cost: $822
Dr. Alexander F Pak, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50-ii
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Pak works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Pak is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Pak attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. Pak takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Cancer Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Aggarwal has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,660
  • Medicare Cost: $1,301
Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Her clinical interests include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Shnayder attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles E Rhoades, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Charles Rhoades' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Rhoades's clinical interests encompass shoulder surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rhoades is 2.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhoades takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rhoades include: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. Dr. Rhoades's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,140
  • Medicare Cost: $526
Dr. Constantine Lan Fotopoulos, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Constantine Fotopoulos is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Fotopoulos is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fotopoulos's clinical interests include knee problems, nerve block, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fotopoulos has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Fotopoulos (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Greek.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Botox Injection, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Radiofrequency Ablation, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,700
  • Medicare Cost: $938
Dr. Robert C Gardiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Robert Gardiner's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Gardiner attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,140
  • Medicare Cost: $521
Dr. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Divelbiss's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Larsen average 2.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen accepts. Dr. Larsen obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,059
  • Medicare Cost: $357
Dr. Gary Alan Johnson, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Ob/g Mailstop 2028
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gary Johnson's specialty is gynecologic oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Timothy M Badwey, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Badwey is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Badwey include foot surgery and ankle surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Badwey is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Foot Pain, Injuries, Ankle Pain

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $859
  • Medicare Cost: $252

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.