We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Saint Paul, MN.

Dr. David Duffield Hamlar Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. David Hamlar specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamlar include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Hamlar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Hamlar has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hamlar's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Matthew Douglas Putnam, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Matthew Putnam works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Minneapolis, MN and Willmar, MN. Dr. Putnam studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Putnam completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is especially interested in knee ligament injuries, tumor, and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Putnam average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Putnam is in-network for Medicare Advantage, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Best Doctors in America; and U.S. News & World Report - Top Doctor. Dr. Putnam (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Affiliated Community Medical Centers, and Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Tumor, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deanna Teoh's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Teoh's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Teoh accepts. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For her professional training, Dr. Teoh completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Teoh's distinctions 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. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Dr. Argenta's areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. His professional affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Argenta honors. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Argenta has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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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 oncologist in Maple Grove, MN, Red Wing, MN, and Se Minneapolis, MN. Her areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mullany graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Her distinctions include: Best Doctors in America; "Best Doctors for Women" Minnesota Monthly; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor". Dr. Mullany is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Saint Paul, MN and Woodbury, MN. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency 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. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Schubert accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schubert's professional 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 plastic surgery specialist in Saint Paul, MN, Burnsville, MN, and Maple Grove, MN. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Lacey include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Lacey is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lacey attended the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. Victor Stuart Cox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology
225 N Smith Avenue; Suite 502
St Paul, MN
 

Dr. V. Cox works as a general surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Woodbury, MN, Eagan, MN, and Maplewood, MN. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Cox attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $906 - $918
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $389 - $477
Dr. Marco Antonio Guerrero, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
640 Jackson Street; Ms11102m
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Marco Guerrero works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Guerrero is affiliated with Regions Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Hennepin County Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,444
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $450
Dr. Seth Isaac Wolpert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Seth Wolpert's medical specialty is general surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Specialty Center - Surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wolpert attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,089
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $594
Dr. Michael Chankwon Park, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Minneapolis Va Health Care System; One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Michael Park works as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Park's areas of clinical interest consist of parkinson's disease, neurosurgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and Minneapolis VA Health Care System. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
640 Jackson Street; Mc 11503l
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Michael D'amato specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. D'amato's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He 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, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $484 - $2,968
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $147 - $1,017

Specializes in Urology
6025 Lake Road; Suite 200
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Todd Brandt practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Woodbury, MN. Dr. Brandt graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $5,320
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $577

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
225 Smith Avenue N.; Suite 400
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Pierce Vatterott is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vatterott attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,686
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $428

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 studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Underwood is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,447 - $1,686
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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