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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 physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Slayden has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Michael Arroyo's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Arroyo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Arroyo's residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, Nissen fundoplication, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Nissen ... (Read more)

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

Dr. G. Sorensen works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Sorensen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Sorensen's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.

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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
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Price works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Price's clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision surgery. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He 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, Surgical Procedures, Skin Issues, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (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 is a cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkon has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Borkon's professional 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: $2,629
  • Medicare Cost: $822
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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include mitral valve repair. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50-ii
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Pak's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pak include heart transplant, lung cancer surgery, and robotic surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pak honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He 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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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Cancer Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Aggarwal 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. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Shnayder's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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. Constantine Lan Fotopoulos, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Constantine Fotopoulos is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fotopoulos's clinical interests include knee problems, nerve block, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Fotopoulos's medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fotopoulos has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Fotopoulos (or staff) speaks 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 specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Gardiner honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Charles Rhoades works as an orthopedic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is especially interested in shoulder surgery. Dr. Rhoades has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhoades accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rhoades include: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. Dr. Rhoades's hospital/clinic 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. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Divelbiss include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Divelbiss graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Divelbiss trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Ramza is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His clinical interests encompass ventricular tachycardia. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramza honors. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ramza is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $855 - $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $465 - $917
Dr. Timothy M Badwey, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Badwey is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. His areas of expertise consist of foot surgery and ankle surgery. Dr. Badwey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Badwey has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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 Problems, Injuries, Ankle Pain

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $859
  • Medicare Cost: $252
Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Larsen's clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Larsen graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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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.