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We found 55 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum 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. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and 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 Dr. Samuel's clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samuel honors. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) is conversant in 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. Mohsin Quinn Soliman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Nw Mock Avenue; #200
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Mohsin Soliman specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Kansas City, MO and Blue Springs, MO. His clinical interests include obesity, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soliman attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Joseph has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. His hospital/clinic 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Narciso's 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 medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. Dr. Stark takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Stark attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Stark is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He 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. He is conversant in Filipino. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee surgery, hip surgery, and sports injuries. Dr. Go's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Go is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Bortnick's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Bortnick is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Bortnick attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Bortnick has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is 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. Dr. Collins's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to 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. 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). Dr. Vasamreddy obtained his medical school training at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasamreddy honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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. Mark Steven Austenfeld, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
301 Northeast Mulberry Street; Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mark Austenfeld works as an urologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Austenfeld accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Madhukar G Chhatre, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3151 Ne Carnegie Drive
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Madhukar Chhatre specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Chhatre obtained his medical school training at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chhatre include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chhatre (or staff) speaks 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Elton attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elton (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with 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 specializes in neurosurgery. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Upadhyaya performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Upadhyaya include spine tumor, minimally invasive spine surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include MAKoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Justice graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Justice completed a residency program at St. Mary's Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Justice include: Graduated top 15% of medical school (Class ranked 12 th); Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society; and Cum Laude. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Steven Laster works as an interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Laster attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Laster has received professional recognition including the following: 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. David W Dugan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw Rd Mize Road; Suite 250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. David Dugan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dugan is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: general orthopedics, sports health, and total joint replacement. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dugan has received the following distinction: Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He is open to 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)

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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.