We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Covington, LA.

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

Dr. Matthew French's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Metairie, LA and Covington, LA. Dr. French is affiliated with Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency.

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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. 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Lavin is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Emory University, and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Lavin is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Moore average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Her professional affiliations include Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Moore attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Covington, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Dominguez 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: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $2,346
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $576
Dr. James Glas Redmann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Highway 190 East Service Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. James Redmann specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Redmann trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for his residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. Kevin Frederick Darr, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19343 Sunshine Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Kevin Darr is a Covington, LA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Darr takes Coventry, Viant, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Darr's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Darr's 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 sees patients in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Feldman performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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. Richard Thomas Leblanc Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery
1000 Ochsner Boulevard
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Richard Leblanc is a surgery specialist in Slidell, LA and Covington, LA. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leblanc honors. He is 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. Patricia Stelzner Braly, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
606 West 12th Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Patricia Braly is a gynecologic oncologist. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braly takes. Dr. Braly graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Braly's 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: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,099
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $995
Dr. Jason L Rolling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19343 Sunshine Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Jason Rolling's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rolling is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He 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: 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 practices pediatric urology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney problems, robotic surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Martin attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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. Sunil K Purohit, MD
Specializes in Urology
71207 Highway 21
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Sunil Purohit works as an urologist. Dr. Purohit graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Purohit (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is 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 works as an orthopedist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Plauche accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Joshua Sleeper specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Covington, LA and Alexandria, LA. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Sleeper trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $2,316
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $476
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 specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Harkness's clinical interests encompass hernia surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Harkness's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Ravi Kanagala, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
101 Judge Tanner Boulevard; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Ravi Kanagala's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kanagala's professional affiliations include Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. 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: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $797 - $2,445
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $298 - $846

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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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