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

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

Dr. Brian Pettiford's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Pettiford is affiliated with Ochsner. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Pettiford attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Stafford is in-network for 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. George Frank Chimento, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Chimento specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Chimento's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chimento has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Luis Espinoza works as an orthopedic surgeon in Kenner, LA, Metairie, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Espinoza include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Espinoza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and GEHA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Espinoza is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartman takes. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hartman is affiliated with Ochsner and St. James Parish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Charles Dupin's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dupin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include Ochsner, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), 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. William S Richardson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Richardson's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Richardson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Richardson is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. His practice is open to new 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. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Todd attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Todd takes. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Todd has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kearney Robert is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Robert attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Robert's practice 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. 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 works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Thibodaux, LA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jansen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jansen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Jansen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Jansen attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Terrytown, LA, Marrero, LA, and Gretna, LA. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shackleton accepts. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Shackleton attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Kenner, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphy accepts. Dr. Murphy welcomes new patients. He 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.

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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 sees patients in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dasa takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is conversant in Telugu. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Dasa 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. Stephen Eric Metzinger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3223 8th Street; Suite 200
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Metzinger works as a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Metzinger include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, Children's Hospital, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Metzinger attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Metzinger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Thomas Reed Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Lyons specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lyons has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Viant, and GEHA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Lyons's professional affiliations include Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jacob Michael Estes, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jacob Estes practices gynecologic oncology in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Estes is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $951

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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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