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 is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pettiford takes. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Pettiford attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 specializes in pediatric surgery and practices in New Orleans, LA. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stafford honors. Dr. Stafford studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Stafford's residency was performed 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. David Albert 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 is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jansen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jansen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chimento include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chimento is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hartman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Kenner, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Espinoza 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. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and GEHA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Espinoza honors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Espinoza has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Richardson is an in-network provider for Coventry, First Health, Humana HMO, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Richardson 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Todd takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Todd speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Charles Dupin, who practices in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and New Orleans, LA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dupin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dupin attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. His professional affiliations include 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Finney is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. 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. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shackleton include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Shackleton is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. 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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Shackleton is accepting 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. Charles Patrick Murphy, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles Murphy sees patients in Kenner, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Murphy's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an orthopedist. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Dasa accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Dasa is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. He 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. Patricia Stelzner Braly, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Patricia Braly works as a gynecologic oncologist in Covington, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA. Dr. Braly's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Braly has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. She is 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. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Urology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas works as an urologist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Thomas is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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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

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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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