We found 48 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Brian Lamar Pettiford, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brian Pettiford, who practices in New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Pettiford is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He 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: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,288
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $650
Dr. Shawn Jason Stafford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Shawn Stafford sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Dr. Stafford's areas of expertise include robotic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David A Jansen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1430 Tulane Avenue (rm#8207); Department of Surgery (plastic) - Mailcode 8622
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen practices plastic surgery and general surgery in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Kenner, LA. The average patient rating for Dr. Jansen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jansen's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jansen's training includes residency programs at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. George Frank Chimento, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Chimento's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chimento studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chimento completed residency programs at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chimento is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Wade Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue; Box T6-7
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Hartman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Louis Manuel Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Luis Espinoza is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Espinoza studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and GEHA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Espinoza takes. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. William S Richardson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Richardson's medical specialty is general surgery. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Richardson takes Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Richardson completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richardson offers interpreting services for his patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $2,687 - $6,109
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $631 - $1,263
Dr. James Mulherrin Todd III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. James Todd is an orthopedist in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. Dr. Todd accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Todd speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Louis Dupin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1542 Tulane Avenue; 7th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles Dupin's medical specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dupin is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dupin's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Dupin is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Patrick Finney, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2731 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Timothy Finney is an orthopedist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Finney graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert works as an orthopedic surgeon in Gretna, LA, Terrytown, LA, and Marrero, LA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robert studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton works as an orthopedist. These areas are among Dr. Shackleton's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Shackleton attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Patrick Murphy, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles Murphy is an orthopedist in Kenner, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Murphy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Vinod Dasa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Vinod Dasa is an orthopedic surgeon in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dasa honors. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Dasa speaks Telugu. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dasa's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Thomas has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $2,430 - $3,487
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $309 - $1,685
Dr. Stephen Eric Metzinger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3223 8th Street; Suite 200
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Metzinger is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Metairie, LA. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Metzinger's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Metzinger has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Metzinger (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (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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