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We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Rochester, MN.

Dr. Carrie Lynn Langstraat, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Carrie Langstraat practices gynecologic oncology. Dr. Langstraat (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Langstraat's areas of clinical interest consist of gynecologic cancer, chemotherapy, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Langstraat attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Langstraat 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: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Chemotherapy

Dr. Bruce Allen Levy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Bruce Levy is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Rochester, MN. He has a special interest in ACL reconstruction and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Levy honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Dislocation, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Igor Frank, MD
Specializes in Urology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Igor Frank works as an urologist in Rochester, MN. In Dr. Frank's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Research, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $541 - $1,927
  • Medicare Cost: $357 - $1,466
Dr. Scott Russell Kelley, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
200 First Street Sw; Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Scott Kelley is a Rochester, MN physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelley include robotic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Kelley attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Kevin Tollefson, MD
Specializes in Urology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Matthew Tollefson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Tollefson's clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Tollefson is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Research, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $406 - $1,701
  • Medicare Cost: $353 - $1,446
Dr. Hung-Kei Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Hung-Kei Li is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Li is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,739
  • Medicare Cost: $464
Dr. Mohamad Bydon, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Mohamad Bydon's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, chiari malformation, and trigeminal neuralgia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bydon accepts. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bydon is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Spine Tumor, Chiari Malformation, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Minimally Invasive ... (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.