We found 195 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 is a pediatric surgery specialist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Schropp's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Schropp include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schropp has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Phimosis, Appendicitis, Breast Augmentation, Cyst, ... (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. The average patient rating for Dr. Romeya is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Romeya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Romeya takes. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Swedish Medical Center, Seattle. Dr. Romeya (or staff) speaks Croatian, Arabic, and Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

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; he sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS. His areas of expertise include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. Dr. Kane is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane accepts.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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 cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Samuel's areas of expertise include carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). 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. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, Dr. Samuel 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. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Tamil. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

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

Read more

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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daon include heart bypass surgery (CABG), lung cancer surgery, and carotid artery disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daon honors. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Daon is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Read more

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. 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.

Read more

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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Zorn's clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and lung cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

Read more

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 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.

Read more

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's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Veeramachaneni's training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Veeramachaneni is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

Read more

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 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.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,660
  • Medicare Cost: $1,301
Dr. Clarke Latta Henry Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
8901 W 74th Street; Suite #1
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Clarke Henry is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henry accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Carondelet Health.

Read more

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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Langert attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Stanley David Hoehn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
9301 W 74th Street; Suite 230
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Stanley Hoehn works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Hoehn an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoehn honors.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,300 - $5,341
  • Medicare Cost: $853 - $1,391
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.

Read more

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)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.