We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Saint Paul, MN.

Dr. Ranjit John, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Minneapolis Va Health Care System; One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Ranjit John's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. John's clinical interests include myocarditis, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Minneapolis VA Health Care System. He attended Christian Medical College, Vellore and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; and U.S. News & World Report - Top Doctor.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,020
Dr. David Duffield Hamlar Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. David Hamlar's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Hamlar honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hamlar include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Hamlar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with North Memorial Health Care, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Throat Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Deanna G.K. Koon Teoh, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Deanna Teoh, who practices in Nw Andover, MN, Ne Blaine, MN, and North Brooklyn Park, MN, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Teoh's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Teoh honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition; and "Best Doctors for Women. Dr. Teoh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, Fairview Ridges Hospital, and Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Alexander Argenta, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Peter Argenta practices gynecologic oncology in Nw Andover, MN, Ne Blaine, MN, and North Brooklyn Park, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Argenta include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Argenta completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Argenta include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Argenta's professional affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, and Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sally Anne Mullany, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Sally Mullany is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Mullany's clinical interests include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mullany has received include Best Doctors in America; "Best Doctors for Women" Minnesota Monthly; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor". Her professional affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, Fairview Northland Medical Center, and Fairview Ridges Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Hereditary ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren Vincent Schubert, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
640 Jackson Street; Mail Stop 11503b
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Warren Schubert practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Dr. Schubert's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schubert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin S St. John Lacey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Martin Lacey is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lacey include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lacey's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. He has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. His professional affiliations include HealthPartners Specialty Center, the University of Minnesota Health (M Health), and Regions Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marco Antonio Guerrero, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
640 Jackson Street; Ms11102m
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Marco Guerrero's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Guerrero attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,444
  • Medicare Cost: $450
Dr. Seth Isaac Wolpert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Seth Wolpert works as a general surgeon in Saint Paul, MN. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Wolpert has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Wolpert is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Specialty Center - Surgery.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,089
  • Medicare Cost: $594
Dr. Michael Chankwon Park, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Minneapolis Va Health Care System; One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Michael Park is a neurosurgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN. His areas of expertise include parkinson's disease, neurosurgery, and aneurysm. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Parkinson's Disease, Aneurysm, Neurosurgery, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Robotic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Stuart Cox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology
225 N Smith Avenue; Suite 502
St Paul, MN
 

Dr. Victor Cox's specialties are general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cox graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $906 - $918
  • Medicare Cost: $389 - $477
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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6025 Lake Road; Suite 110
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Ann Casey is a gynecologic oncologist in Woodbury, MN and Edina, MN. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Casey is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,330
  • Medicare Cost: $937
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Specializes in Urology
6025 Lake Road; Suite 200
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Todd Brandt is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Woodbury, MN. Dr. Brandt is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,320
  • Medicare Cost: $577
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
640 Jackson Street; Mc 11503l
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Michael D'amato practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Saint Paul, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'amato include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'amato honors. Dr. D'amato graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $484 - $2,968
  • Medicare Cost: $147 - $1,017
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
225 Smith Avenue N.; Suite 400
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Pierce Vatterott's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Vatterott graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vatterott takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,686
  • Medicare Cost: $428
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
225 Smith Avenue N.; Suite 400
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Raymond Underwood is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Underwood studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,447 - $1,686
  • Medicare Cost: $413 - $451

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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.