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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 sees patients in New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. 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). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pettiford honors. 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 practices pediatric surgery in New Orleans, LA. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stafford trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Stafford has a special interest in robotic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine 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; he sees patients in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. Patient ratings for Dr. Bennett average 1.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bennett takes. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Bennett has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Bennett (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. Dr. Bennett 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Jansen is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jansen graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Espinoza attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Espinoza's 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Pippin attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chimento include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. 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 an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hartman is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hartman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a general surgeon. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Richardson obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richardson takes Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Dupin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dupin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dupin accepts. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. 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. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gretna, LA, Terrytown, LA, and Marrero, LA. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Robert accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). His 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. James Mulherrin Todd III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. James Todd is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Todd honors. Dr. Todd welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Todd attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,100
  • Medicare Cost: $542
Dr. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Urology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas practices urology (urinary tract disease) in New Orleans, LA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Thomas has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. He has received the distinction of 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. Michael Christopher Townsend, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Townsend sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialties are surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Townsend studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Shackleton's professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shackleton is open to new patients. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency.

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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.