We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Columbia, MO.

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

Dr. David Hockman is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Hockman accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Hockman 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Highland is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Columbia, MO. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Highland has a special interest in disabilities and spine problems. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Highland's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. 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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Adams's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patients gave Dr. Adams an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is accepting 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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Buchert is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Buchert has an open panel. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas, Dr. Adams attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Columbia, MO. Dr. Miles graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Pitt is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His professional affiliations include BJC HealthCare and Associates in Urology. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Dresner takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Humphrey takes. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,247
  • Medicare Cost: $1,209
Dr. Jeffrey W Parker, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Parker is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Columbia, MO. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Parker is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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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.