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We found 53 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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Samuel is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Samuel completed his residency training 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 following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Tamil.

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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 clinical interests include obesity, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Sedalia, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. These areas are among Dr. Joseph's clinical interests: obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Joseph completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Malayalam. He 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Narciso takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional 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 specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Stark honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stark's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,162
  • Medicare Cost: $1,283
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. Clinical interests for Dr. Bortnick include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bortnick is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bortnick graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bortnick trained 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Carondelet Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Collins's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Go's areas of expertise include sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Go's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Go's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vasamreddy is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. After completing medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Vasamreddy has received a 4.5 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.

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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 specializes in neurosurgery. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Upadhyaya completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise consist of 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. 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Austenfeld's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. The average patient rating for Dr. Austenfeld is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 works as an interventional cardiologist in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Laster completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Laster's areas of expertise include the following: peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. Dr. Laster accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specializes in plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Chhatre attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chhatre include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chhatre (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Chhatre's 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. Michael Jason Justice, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw R.d. Mize Road; #250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Michael Justice specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in North Kansas City, MO and Blue Springs, MO. In his practice, Dr. Justice focuses on MAKoplasty. Dr. Justice's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Mary's Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Justice takes. 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. He 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. David W Dugan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw Rd Mize Road; Suite 250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. David Dugan is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Dugan graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: general orthopedics, sports health, and total joint replacement. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. Dr. Dugan is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. His practice 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)

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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In Dr. Jones's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from 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. His hospital/clinic 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

  • 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.