We found 9 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Columbia, MO.

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. David Hockman works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Hockman attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Hockman is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Highland practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Highland is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Highland include disabilities and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Highland accepts several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $4,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $725

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Mark Adams specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Adams has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Adams include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams accepts. Dr. Adams obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,975
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Smith works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $1,689 - $2,937
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $169 - $1,022

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Peter Buchert is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Columbia, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Buchert is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Buchert's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for his residency.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,140
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $534

Specializes in General Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. James Pitt is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Columbia, MO. He is affiliated with Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare. Dr. Pitt takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 78
  • Charge (avg.): $516 - $1,488
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $450 - $1,441

Specializes in Urology
105 North Keene Street; Suite 201
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Steven Dresner practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Columbia, MO. Dr. Dresner takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. His professional affiliations include BJC HealthCare and Associates in Urology.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,731
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,632

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Parker practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Parker takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Parker attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Parker completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $4,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $641

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Paul Humphrey's specialty is vascular surgery. He is affiliated with Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Humphrey is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,247
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,209

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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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