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We found 58 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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pettiford 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 professionally 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 is a pediatric surgeon in New Orleans, LA. In his practice, Dr. Stafford focuses on robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His 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. James Toliver Bennett, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. J. Bennett is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bennett takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Bennett attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bennett (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Bennett's professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bennett's 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 is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Metairie, LA, Kenner, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Jansen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jansen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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. Louis Manuel Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Other
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

In addition to English, Dr. Luis Espinoza speaks Spanish. Dr. Espinoza's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. 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. Dr. Espinoza honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. 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 medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Pippin studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Pippin trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chimento is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chimento has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. These areas are among Dr. Hartman's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He is affiliated with 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. 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 professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richardson takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Richardson graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,687 - $6,109
  • Medicare Cost: $631 - $1,263
Dr. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Urology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He has received the following distinction: 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

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,430 - $3,487
  • Medicare Cost: $309 - $1,685
Dr. Charles Louis Dupin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1542 Tulane Avenue; 7th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles Dupin sees patients in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Dupin has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dupin takes. He 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. 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robert accepts. Dr. Robert is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 orthopedist. Dr. Todd accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Todd speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Finney accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Finney attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,100
  • Medicare Cost: $542
Dr. Michael Christopher Townsend, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Townsend is a surgeon and intensive care specialist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Townsend is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,109
  • Medicare Cost: $652
Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Shackleton is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. His 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shackleton honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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