We found 48 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Shawnee Mission, KS.

Dr. Greg Alan Horton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Greg Horton specializes in orthopedic trauma and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Horton trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His areas of expertise include bone pain, strains, and amputation. Patient ratings for Dr. Horton average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Bone Pain, Prosthetics, Foot Surgery, Work Injuries, Nerve Pain, Ingrown Nails, Strains, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Lynn Roh's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh is professionally 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

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is professionally 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

All Interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Larsen is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Larsen attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Larsen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent Howard Key, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Vincent Key is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Key an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Key include bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Key has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Key is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Work Injuries, Nerve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,727
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $452
Dr. Jenny Grace Hawes, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
7420 Switzer
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Jenny Cho is a vascular surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Cho include renal vascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Olathe Health, and Providence Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Carotid Artery Disease, Aneurysm, Venous ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200 - $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $562 - $668
Dr. Larry Allan Hoover, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Larry Hoover, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Deviated Septum, Heartburn, Sore Throat, Strep Throat, Sinuplasty, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Terance Ted Tsue, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Terance Tsue's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsue include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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: Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $894
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $312
Dr. James Brantley Thrasher, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Urology, Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Thrasher's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Thrasher has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Thrasher include prostate biopsy, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and needle biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. Thrasher has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Urologic Cancer, Needle Biopsy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $3,445 - $7,027
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $397 - $1,697
Dr. Keith Andrew Sale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Keith Sale is a specialist in otolaryngic allergy. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sale's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Sale has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Sinus Headache, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $894
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $312
Dr. Martin P Emert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5701 State Avenue; Suite 300
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Martin Emert is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Emert's areas of expertise include the following: heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. The average patient rating for Dr. Emert is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Emert is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $691 - $1,365
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $442 - $868
Dr. David A Duchene, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3016, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Duchene's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Duchene include stent placement (stenting), kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Duchene is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duchene graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Cysts, Urinary Tract Obstruction, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,248
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,464
Dr. Jeffrey M Holzbeierlein, MD
Specializes in Urology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 3016, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloc.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Jeffrey Holzbeierlein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Holzbeierlein's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holzbeierlein accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Holzbeierlein is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Tumor, Penile Cancer, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,704 - $2,977
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $251 - $363
Dr. Robert Christopher Sharpe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8800 West 75th Street; Suite 350
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Robert Sharpe specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sharpe's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharpe graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Saint Luke's South Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,431
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $472
Dr. Gene Ta-Chung Lee, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2028, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gene Lee specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, polycystic kidney disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Amenorrhea, Paracentesis, Cervix Problems, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk Allen Hance, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
7420 Switzer
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Kirk Hance is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Hance's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Olathe Health, and Providence Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Hance attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

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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.
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