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We found 53 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 practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Samuel is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Samuel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuel has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 in Kansas City, MO and Blue Springs, MO. His clinical interests include obesity, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. Dr. Soliman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center and Carondelet Health.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). Dr. Joseph accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Narciso takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Menorah Medical Center and Carondelet Health.

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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 vascular surgeon, undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist, and wound care specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stark honors. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Stark welcomes new patients.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Independence, MO. Dr. Collins is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Gary Go's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Filipino. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Go is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Go is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Go completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Go is accepting 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. Daniel P Bortnick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3265 North East Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Bortnick's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Bortnick's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Bortnick trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Chandrasekhar Reddy Vasamreddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vasamreddy has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vasamreddy graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and then he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. He is professionally affiliated with 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. His areas of expertise include the following: spine tumor, minimally invasive spine surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyaya accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Upadhyaya attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Austenfeld average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Austenfeld is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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 is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laster graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Laster completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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. Madhukar G Chhatre, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3151 Ne Carnegie Drive
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Madhukar Chhatre works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chhatre is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Chhatre attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Chhatre (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Michael Jason Justice, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw R.d. Mize Road; #250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Michael Justice works as an orthopedic surgeon in North Kansas City, MO and Blue Springs, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Justice include MAKoplasty. Dr. Justice's professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Justice studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Mary's Hospital. His distinctions include: Graduated top 15% of medical school (Class ranked 12 th); Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society; and Cum Laude.

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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)

Dr. David W Dugan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw Rd Mize Road; Suite 250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. David Dugan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dugan include general orthopedics, sports health, and total joint replacement. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Dugan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwayne Eric Jones, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
19550 East 39th Street, Suite 100; 19550 East 39th Street, Suite 100
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Dwayne Jones is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include pain management. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, Dr. Jones completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,077
  • Medicare Cost: $992

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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.