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We found 54 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO near Blue Springs, MO.

Dr. Prem Kumar Samuel, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Prem Samuel is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, Dr. Samuel performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohsin Quinn Soliman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Nw Mock Avenue; #200
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Mohsin Soliman is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Soliman's areas of expertise include obesity, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Menorah Medical Center and Carondelet Health. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,091
  • Medicare Cost: $529
Dr. Sigi Parakandan Joseph, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
19101 E Valley View Parkway; Suite B
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sigi Joseph is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Sedalia, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. His clinical interests include obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph accepts. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Joseph is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cysts, Obesity, Skin Lesions

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,925
  • Medicare Cost: $604
Dr. Vincent C Narciso, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Nw Mock Avenue; #200
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Vincent Narciso specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Menorah Medical Center and Carondelet Health. Dr. Narciso is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,930
  • Medicare Cost: $304
Dr. Karl R Stark, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
4200 Little Blue Parkway; #350
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Karl Stark is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stark takes. Dr. Stark is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stark trained at Truman Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,162
  • Medicare Cost: $1,283
Dr. John Wesley Collins Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Collins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Collins's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel P Bortnick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3265 North East Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Bortnick practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bortnick include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bortnick obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Gary Auson Go, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne St Luke's Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gary Go is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Go's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In his practice, Dr. Go focuses on sports health. Patients gave Dr. Go an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in Filipino. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,550
  • Medicare Cost: $558
Dr. Chandrasekhar Reddy Vasamreddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Before completing his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Vasamreddy attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vasamreddy is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vasamreddy accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,691 - $2,930
  • Medicare Cost: $528 - $908
Dr. Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
20 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 300
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya, who practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Upadhyaya include spine tumor, minimally invasive spine surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyaya takes. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Upadhyaya trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Steven Austenfeld, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
301 Northeast Mulberry Street; Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mark Austenfeld's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Austenfeld is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Austenfeld attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Austenfeld has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,099 - $1,647
  • Medicare Cost: $139 - $831
Dr. Steven B Laster, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Steven Laster practices interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Laster completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Medical Education, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,950
  • Medicare Cost: $814
Dr. Gregory Paul Ballard, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ballard practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Ballard attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $179
Dr. Madhukar G Chhatre, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3151 Ne Carnegie Drive
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Madhukar Chhatre is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Chhatre (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Chhatre's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. He attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chhatre accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Bernard Levi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
19550 E 39th St Stes 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Bernard Levi is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Levi is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Levi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Cardioversion, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent Placement, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,691
  • Medicare Cost: $504
Dr. Michael Jason Justice, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw R.d. Mize Road; #250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Michael Justice's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Justice focuses on MAKoplasty. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Justice graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated top 15% of medical school (Class ranked 12 th); Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society; and Cum Laude. Dr. Justice's professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, MAKOplasty, robotic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Problems, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (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.