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We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Columbia, MO.

Dr. David Eugene Hockman, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. David Hockman is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Columbia, MO. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Hockman accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hockman is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hockman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas R Highland, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Highland is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of disabilities and spine problems. Dr. Highland is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Highland welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Clinical Interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Disabilities, Spine Problems, Thoracic Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,350
  • Medicare Cost: $725
Dr. Mark Alan Adams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Mark Adams' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Adams is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Adams honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,975
  • Medicare Cost: $513
Dr. Peter K Buchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Peter Buchert is a Columbia, MO physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Buchert completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Buchert takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,140
  • Medicare Cost: $534
Dr. John Gramling Adams Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Adams' medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Adams completed his residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He is affiliated with Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,598
  • Medicare Cost: $923
Dr. Patrick A Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Smith is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Smith performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,689 - $2,937
  • Medicare Cost: $169 - $1,022
Dr. John David Miles, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Miles works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Columbia, MO. Dr. Miles is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Miles attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,350
  • Medicare Cost: $572
Dr. James Bruce Pitt, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. James Pitt is a general surgeon in Columbia, MO. Dr. Pitt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pitt attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $516 - $1,488
  • Medicare Cost: $450 - $1,441
Dr. Steven Martin Dresner, MD
Specializes in Urology
105 North Keene Street; Suite 201
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Steven Dresner is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Dresner is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include BJC HealthCare and Associates in Urology.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,731
  • Medicare Cost: $1,632
Dr. Paul William Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Paul Humphrey sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Humphrey is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Humphrey attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,247
  • Medicare Cost: $1,209
Dr. William G Quinn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. William Quinn's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Quinn a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Quinn completed his residency training at Summa Akron City Hospital. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 380
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,689 - $2,877
  • Medicare Cost: $81 - $1,022
Dr. Jeffrey W Parker, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Parker sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Parker is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parker takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,350
  • Medicare Cost: $641

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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.