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We found 54 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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Samuel accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Soliman include obesity, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Menorah Medical Center and Carondelet Health. Dr. Soliman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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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. In Dr. Joseph's practice, he is particularly interested in obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Joseph trained 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

  • 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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Narciso accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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 vascular surgeon, undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist, and wound care specialist in Independence, MO, North Kansas City, MO, and Kansas City, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Stark is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Stark is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Truman Medical Centers' residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,162
  • Medicare Cost: $1,283
Dr. John Wesley Collins Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Collins practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health. Dr. Collins attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Collins has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Daniel P Bortnick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3265 North East Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Bortnick specializes in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bortnick average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bortnick include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bortnick studied medicine at 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Go average 2.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Go's practice, he is particularly interested in sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Go graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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

  • 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Vasamreddy is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and performed his residency 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Upadhyaya include spine tumor, minimally invasive spine surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Upadhyaya trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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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 an urologist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Austenfeld accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a plastic surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Chhatre attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chhatre honors. Dr. Chhatre (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with 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. Steven B Laster, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Steven Laster is an interventional cardiology specialist in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Clinical interests 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 graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laster honors. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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. Gregory Paul Ballard, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ballard is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ballard is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $179
Dr. Bernard Levi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
19550 E 39th St Stes 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Bernard Levi is an adult cardiology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Levi attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Cardioversion, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent Placement, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,691
  • Medicare Cost: $504
Dr. Gerald Francis Dugan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Ne St Luke's Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gerald Dugan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dugan attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dugan include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and knee arthroscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugan is professionally 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 Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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.