We found 49 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 medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Pettiford obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 pediatric surgeon in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency. Dr. Stafford has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Stafford takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bennett (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bennett is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is accepting 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
1430 Tulane Avenue (rm#8207); Department of Surgery (plastic) - Mailcode 8622
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jansen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jansen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Jansen attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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
 

Dr. Luis Espinoza studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Espinoza trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Espinoza honors. Dr. Espinoza speaks Spanish. He is 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. George Frank Chimento, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Chimento, who practices in New Orleans, LA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chimento include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chimento honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Chimento is accepting 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hartman's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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 works as a general surgeon in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Richardson accepts Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency 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. 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dupin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Dupin attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. James Todd's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Todd takes. Dr. Todd graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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 is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finney takes. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Finney has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Finney's 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Robert is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Urology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Thomas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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
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. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Shackleton's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is professionally affiliated with 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: 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 practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Polin takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $1,450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $501
Dr. Charles Patrick Murphy, MD
Specializes in Other
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles 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. Dr. Murphy is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Murphy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health

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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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