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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 a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hockman is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Hockman attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Columbia, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: disabilities and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Highland studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Highland completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Highland average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Highland is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Columbia, MO. Dr. Adams has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adams include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams honors. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Adams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Columbia, MO. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Columbia, MO. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Miles graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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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 specialist in general surgery. He works in Columbia, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pitt attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Columbia, MO. Dr. Dresner graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 is a vascular surgery specialist in Columbia, MO. Dr. Humphrey honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Quinn trained at Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Quinn is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally 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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Columbia, MO. Patients gave Dr. Parker an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. Dr. Parker is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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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.