We found 55 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 cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Samuel's areas of expertise include carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Tamil. He is affiliated with 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. Mohsin Quinn Soliman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Nw Mock Avenue; #200
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Mohsin Soliman's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Menorah Medical Center and Carondelet Health. Dr. Soliman graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph's 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 professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cyst, 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center and Carondelet Health. Dr. Narciso is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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, who practices in Independence, MO, Liberty, MO, and North Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. He is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Stark studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stark takes. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Stark is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,162
  • Medicare Cost: $1,283
Dr. Gary Auson Go, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne St Luke's Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gary Go specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Go's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee surgery, hip surgery, and sports injuries. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Go attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Go speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Go 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. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bortnick include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Bortnick has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Bortnick 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. John Wesley Collins Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Collins sees patients in Independence, MO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins takes. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Collins 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. Chandrasekhar Reddy Vasamreddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Vasamreddy has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Vasamreddy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. His residency was performed at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore.

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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. 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). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Austenfeld honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Austenfeld has received the following distinction: 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. Madhukar G Chhatre, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3151 Ne Carnegie Drive
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Madhukar Chhatre practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chhatre obtained his medical school training at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Chhatre (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include 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. Suzanne Michelle Grillot, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3151 Ne Carnegie Drive
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Suzanne Elton is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Elton performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Elton (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Elton's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,379
  • Medicare Cost: $427
Dr. Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
20 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 300
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya is a neurosurgery specialist in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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 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. Michael Jason Justice, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw R.d. Mize Road; #250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Michael Justice sees patients in North Kansas City, MO and Blue Springs, MO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in MAKoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Justice is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Justice attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Justice has received distinctions including 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. Steven B Laster, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Steven Laster, who practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laster honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Laster attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Laster is 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. David W Dugan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw Rd Mize Road; Suite 250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. David Dugan is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: general orthopedics, sports health, and total joint replacement. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Dugan is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dugan's office for an appointment.

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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)

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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.