We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Belton, MO.

Dr. Robert Thomas Troiani Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17053 South Highway 71; Suite 101
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Robert Troiani's specialty is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Troiani average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Troiani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Spencer Park Kirk, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Spencer Kirk is a general surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirk average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirk honors. Dr. Kirk graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kirk is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. James Francis Queeenan III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. James Queenan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Queenan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Queenan is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Huse Sullivan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Sullivan is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sullivan is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Sullivan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's Hospital. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, Gynecologic Exams, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danny Keith Carroll, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Danny Carroll is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Carroll's clinical interests include sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Carroll is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,931
  • Medicare Cost: $464
Dr. Mark S Walton, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
7201 East 147th Street; Suite 120
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Mark Walton practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Walton is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,378 - $1,995
  • Medicare Cost: $225 - $717
Dr. Steven D Nash, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
17067 South 71 Highway; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Steven Nash specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nash takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare Plans. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nash trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Nash is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Menorah Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $568 - $4,200
  • Medicare Cost: $270 - $666
Dr. Rebecca Rae Wayman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Rebecca Wayman practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Wayman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wayman include labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. She is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wayman takes. Dr. Wayman's education and training includes medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Labor and ... (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.