We found 178 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Westwood, KS.

Dr. Bartholomew John Kane III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Bartholomew Kane's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. Dr. Kane accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ahmed A Romeya, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
2340 East Meyer Boulevard; Building 2, #382
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ahmed Romeya is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Romeya include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Romeya is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Romeya attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Swedish Medical Center, Seattle for residency. Dr. Romeya (or staff) is conversant in Croatian, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt P Schropp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Surgery, Mail Stop 1037
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kurt Schropp's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Schropp include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Dr. Schropp takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Schropp attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Schropp has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Phimosis, Appendicitis, Breast Augmentation, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Brent Sorensen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. G. Sorensen practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Sorensen attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Sorensen focuses on gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Sorensen is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,660 - $5,015
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $466 - $1,756
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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Allen focuses on mitral valve repair. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Allen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Allen completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $2,660 - $3,133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $881 - $1,315
Dr. Emmanuel Daon, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Emmanuel Daon is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Daon include heart bypass surgery (CABG), lung cancer surgery, and carotid artery disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Daon is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Daon is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Ventricular Tachycardia, Aortic Valve Disease, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Prem Kumar Samuel, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
2340 East Meyer Boulevard; Building 2 Suite 382
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Prem Samuel is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. His areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Samuel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Samuel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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 works as a heart surgeon, thoracic surgeon, and intensivist in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Borkon's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Borkon trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkon has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,629
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pak include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Pak honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Pak has received professional recognition including the following: 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: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery

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

Dr. Joshua S Langert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite 115
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joshua Langert's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langert honors. Dr. Langert graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colon Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Dr. Shnayder is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She 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). Dr. Shnayder is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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 Edward Rhoades, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Charles Rhoades is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Rhoades's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Rhoades attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rhoades an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His distinctions include: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,140
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. David A Duchene, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Urology, Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Duchene works as an urologist. Dr. Duchene's clinical interests 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Julia Ann Chapman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Level 2-cancer Center, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard An.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Julia Chapman is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Kansas City, KS and Westwood, KS. Dr. Chapman attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, paracentesis, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chapman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapman takes. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Chapman is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Paracentesis, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, Labor and Delivery, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $2,778
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $996
Dr. Stephen William Munns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Orthopedic Surgery, Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Stephen Munns' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Munns's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include bone pain, strains, and leg pain. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munns accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Munns is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

All Interests: Bone Pain, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Greg Alan Horton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Univ of Kansas Med Center
Dept of Ortho Surg, MS
 

Dr. Greg Horton practices orthopedic trauma and foot & ankle surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bone pain, strains, and amputation. Dr. Horton is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Horton is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Horton trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Bone Pain, Prosthetics, Foot Surgery, Nerve Pain, Ingrown Nails, Strains, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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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