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We found 193 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Westwood, KS.

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Schropp is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Schropp is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Schropp accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Schropp speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Bartholomew Kane is a specialist in pediatric surgery and transplant surgery. He works in Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kane takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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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, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2340 East Meyer Boulevard; Building 2, #382
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ahmed Romeya is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Swedish Medical Center, Seattle. Dr. Romeya's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. George Brent Sorensen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. G. Sorensen is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sorensen takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency 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
Dr. Prem Kumar Samuel, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, 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 cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Samuel is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Samuel completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

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 works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include mitral valve repair. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Allen 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
Dr. Emmanuel Daon, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Emmanuel Daon works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Kansas City, KS. In addition to English, he speaks French. These areas are among Dr. Daon's clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), lung cancer surgery, and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Daon has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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. 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, who practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Borkon is affiliated with 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 takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,629
  • Medicare Cost: $822
Dr. George Trip L Zorn III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. George Zorn practices cardiothoracic surgery in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Zorn is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Zorn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Thoracic Cancer, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,062
  • Medicare Cost: $862
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 is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Pak attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He has indicated that his clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Pak is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pak has received the distinction of 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. Nirmal Kumar Veeramachaneni, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Nirmal Veeramachaneni specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veeramachaneni honors. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Veeramachaneni speaks Telugu. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Mediastinal Disease, Thoracic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $456
  • Medicare Cost: $209
Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Aggarwal takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,660
  • Medicare Cost: $1,301
Dr. Stanley David Hoehn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
9301 W 74th Street; Suite 230
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Stanley Hoehn's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Hoehn's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoehn takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,300 - $5,341
  • Medicare Cost: $853 - $1,391
Dr. Clarke Latta Henry Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
8901 W 74th Street; Suite #1
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Clarke Henry, who practices in Merriam, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Henry is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,278
  • Medicare Cost: $498
Dr. Joshua S Langert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite 115
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joshua Langert works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Langert trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langert takes.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Madhuri Gangasani Gangasani, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Obgyn Department, Ms 2028
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Madhuri Reddy specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and vaginal problems. Dr. Reddy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Herpes, Ectopic Pregnancy, ... (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.