We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum near Blue Springs, MO.

Dr. Prem Kumar Samuel, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Prem Samuel is a vascular surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Samuel's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Samuel include carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Samuel attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) is conversant in French and Tamil. Dr. Samuel's professional affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). Dr. Joseph's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Centerpoint Medical Center. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph honors.

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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 medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Bortnick is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bortnick graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Lees Summit, MO. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Go's areas of expertise consist of knee surgery, hip surgery, and sports injuries. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Go accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is conversant in 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. Michael Jason Justice, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
203 Nw R.d. Mize Road; #250
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Michael Justice is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Justice has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and MAKoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Justice welcomes 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Justice include: 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: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical ... (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. On average, patients gave Dr. Collins a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He accepts Coventry, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Collins attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians and Carondelet Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Chhatre (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. He attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Patient ratings for Dr. Chhatre average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chhatre accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Laster attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Laster is 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. Mark S Austenfeld, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
301 Northeast Mulberry Street; Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mark Austenfeld's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is a graduate of 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Austenfeld average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Austenfeld takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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 is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Upadhyaya's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal trauma, spine tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyaya accepts. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. Elizabeth Ann Piontek, MD
Specializes in Urology
19001 E. 48th Street S.
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Piontek, who practices in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests encompass robotic surgery and urinary incontinence. Dr. Piontek is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piontek's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Roger Allen Ray, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
19550 E. 39th Street; #105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Roger Ray is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Ray completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Spinal ... (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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Jones focuses on pain management. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Lee's Summit Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. Jeffrey Aaron Krempec, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 410
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krempec include sports injuries. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krempec graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Krempec is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Carondelet Health, and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Dysplasia, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandrasekhar R 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). Clinical interests for Dr. Vasamreddy include heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Vasamreddy attended Sri Venkateswara University for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasamreddy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. James A Scowcroft, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Ne Missouri; Suite 103
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. James Scowcroft is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Scowcroft obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scowcroft include pain management. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scowcroft's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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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

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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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