We found 40 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 works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samuel include carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuel attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete 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 professionally 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Joseph include obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph accepts. His 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.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Bortnick's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Bortnick 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: 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. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee surgery, hip surgery, and sports injuries. Dr. Go is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Go has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He speaks Filipino.

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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. Mark Steven Austenfeld, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
301 Northeast Mulberry Street; Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mark Austenfeld's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Austenfeld has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Austenfeld attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Austenfeld has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. Dr. Collins graduated from Meharry Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins 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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Vasamreddy include heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vasamreddy is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. He trained at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Vasamreddy is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasamreddy 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,691 - $2,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $528 - $908
Dr. Madhukar G Chhatre, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3151 Ne Carnegie Drive
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Madhukar Chhatre's specialty is plastic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Chhatre takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. In addition to English, Dr. Chhatre (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Chhatre is 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 area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Laster include peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. Dr. Laster is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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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. Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
20 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 300
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is especially interested in spinal trauma, spine tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Upadhyaya is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

Dr. Michael Justice is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in North Kansas City, MO, Blue Springs, MO, and Kansas City, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Justice include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and MAKoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Justice attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Mary's Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Justice accepts. He has received distinctions including Graduated top 15% of medical school (Class ranked 12 th); Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society; and Cum Laude. Dr. Justice has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dugan include general orthopedics, sports health, and total joint replacement. Dr. Dugan's professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugan has received professional recognition including the following: Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. He welcomes 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' medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency.

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

Dr. Alan Cornett's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Cornett focuses on sports health, MAKoplasty, and trauma. Dr. Cornett is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Cornett is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes 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. James Andrew Scowcroft, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4911 S Arrowhead Drive; #300
Independence, MO
 

Dr. James Scowcroft's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Scowcroft's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,010
Dr. Gerald Francis Dugan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne St Luke's Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gerald Dugan sees patients in Lees Summit, MO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dugan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in hip surgery, total joint replacement, and sports injuries. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Dugan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences 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)

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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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