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We found 58 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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Pettiford's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,288
  • Medicare Cost: $650
Dr. Shawn Jason Stafford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Shawn Stafford's specialty is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stafford attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stafford completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. James Toliver Bennett, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. J. Bennett's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bennett is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bennett has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Bennett (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Albert Jansen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Jansen's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Jansen 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. Louis Manuel Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Other
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

These areas are among Dr. Luis Espinoza's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Espinoza is an in-network provider 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 New Orleans and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Espinoza's practice 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. Gregory Walker Pippin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite N-406
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Pippin's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Metairie, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pippin is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pippin accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Pippin has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,108 - $11,714
  • Medicare Cost: $195 - $3,163
Dr. George Frank Chimento, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Chimento specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chimento's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Chimento attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Chimento has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He 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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hartman attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Urology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in New Orleans, LA. His professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. Dr. Thomas has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,430 - $3,487
  • Medicare Cost: $309 - $1,685
Dr. William S Richardson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Richardson practices general surgery in New Orleans, LA. He honors Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Richardson offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Richardson is affiliated with Ochsner. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,687 - $6,109
  • Medicare Cost: $631 - $1,263
Dr. Charles Louis Dupin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1542 Tulane Avenue; 7th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles Dupin's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Dupin's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patient ratings for Dr. Dupin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robert takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robert's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. James Mulherrin Todd III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. James Todd is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Todd is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Todd welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Timothy Finney's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finney accepts. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,100
  • Medicare Cost: $542
Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shackleton include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Shackleton graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Shackleton's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Glenn Michael Polin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Glenn Polin specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in New Orleans, LA and Slidell, LA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Polin is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450
  • Medicare Cost: $501

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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.