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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 specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Rochester, MN. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Langstraat include gynecologic cancer, chemotherapy, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langstraat honors. Dr. Langstraat (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. She is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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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. After attending the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Levy completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include ACL reconstruction and knee arthroscopy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Rochester, MN. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frank studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Frank trained at Mayo Clinic. He 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: 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. Dr. Kelley's clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Matthew Tollefson practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Rochester, MN. He graduated from Mayo Medical School. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Tollefson's areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Tollefson is 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Li is affiliated with Sanford Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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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 is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Bydon's areas of expertise include minimally invasive spine surgery, chiari malformation, and trigeminal neuralgia. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bydon's professional affiliations include 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.