We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO near Blue Springs, MO.

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

Dr. Prem Samuel is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and 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. His areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Samuel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Samuel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Tamil. His hospital/clinic 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, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Sedalia, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). Dr. Joseph honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. He is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $604
Dr. Daniel P Bortnick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3265 North East Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Bortnick is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bortnick's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bortnick honors. Dr. Bortnick studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (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 orthopedist. His areas of expertise include knee surgery, hip surgery, and sports injuries. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Go takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Go is conversant in Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $558
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. His clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and MAKoplasty. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Justice is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Mary's Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Justice has received distinctions including Graduated top 15% of medical school (Class ranked 12 th); Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society; and Cum Laude. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, MAKOplasty, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
20 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 300
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya works as a neurosurgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Upadhyaya include spinal trauma, spine tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Upadhyaya attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Upadhyaya is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins accepts Coventry, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Chhatre is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chhatre studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Chhatre (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Chhatre is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven B Laster, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aneurysm repair

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $814
Dr. Mark S Austenfeld, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
301 Northeast Mulberry Street; Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mark Austenfeld specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Austenfeld is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Austenfeld's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Gerald Francis Dugan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne St Luke's Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gerald Dugan, who practices in Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dugan attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of hip surgery, total joint replacement, and sports injuries. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugan is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Total Joint Replacement, ... (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 anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In Dr. Jones's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $4,077
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $992
Dr. Gregory Paul Ballard, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ballard's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Ballard is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ballard's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Krempec, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 410
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Carolinas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Krempec's clinical interests encompass sports injuries. Dr. Krempec is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Dysplasia, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Dale Cornett, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw R.d. Mize Road; Suite 250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Alan Cornett is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, MAKoplasty, and trauma. Dr. Cornett's professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Cornett takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, MAKOplasty, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandrasekhar R 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 clinical interests include heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Vasamreddy graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Vasamreddy's residency was performed at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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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Clinical Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,691 - $2,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $528 - $908

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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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