We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Premier near Covington, LA.

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Dr. Thomas E Lavin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Hwy 190 E Serv Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Lavin is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. His professional affiliations include Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Emory University, and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Lavin attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lavin is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavin accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss

Dr. Rachel L Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Hwy 190 E Serv Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Rachel Moore sees patients in Covington, LA and Metairie, LA. Her medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Moore graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Moore honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
606 W. 11th Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Mark Dominguez, who practices in Covington, LA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital. Dr. Dominguez attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $2,346
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $576
Dr. Matthew S French, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Hwy 190 E Serv Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Matthew French is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His professional affiliations include Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. French's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. French is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $2,512 - $7,083
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $353 - $766
Dr. James Glas Redmann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Highway 190 East Service Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. James Redmann's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Covington, LA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Redmann attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $2,053 - $6,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $469 - $664
Dr. Richard Thomas Leblanc Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery
1000 Ochsner Boulevard
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Richard Leblanc's specialty is surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Leblanc graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $6,109
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601
Dr. Kevin F Darr, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19343 Sunshine Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Kevin Darr, who practices in Covington, LA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Darr honors Coventry, Viant, First Health, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Darr's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Michael D Feldman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 Ochsner Boulevard
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Michael Feldman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Feldman's areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jason L Rolling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19343 Sunshine Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Jason Rolling is an orthopedist in Covington, LA. Dr. Rolling has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,975
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $635
Dr. Aaron Daniel Martin, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
71338 Hwy 21
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Aaron Martin specializes in pediatric urology. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Martin attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is especially interested in kidney problems, robotic surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Martin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Spina Bifida, Kidney Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Patricia S Braly, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
606 West 12th Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Patricia Braly's specialty is gynecologic oncology. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Braly takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Braly has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,099
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $995
Dr. Sunil K Purohit, MD
Specializes in Urology
71207 Highway 21
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Sunil Purohit works as an urologist. Dr. Purohit is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Purohit (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $2,310 - $4,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $141 - $758
Dr. Herbert Reiss Plauche, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19343 Sunshine Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. H. Plauche is a Covington, LA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Plauche is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Plauche's professional affiliations include Ochsner, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,710
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $613
Dr. Stephen Owen Harkness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
101 E Fairway Drive; Suite 402
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Harkness is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Covington, LA. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Harkness's areas of expertise include the following: hernia surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Harkness speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Joshua Pierce Sleeper, MD
Specializes in Urology
71207 Hwy 21
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Joshua Sleeper is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sleeper graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sleeper completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sleeper is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $2,316
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $476

Specializes in General Surgery
606 W. 11th Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Michael Carpenter works as a general surgeon. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Carpenter studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $458

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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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