We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Anthem near Columbia, MO.

Dr. John Jefferson Seaberg III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1601 E Broadway; Suite 260
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Seaberg practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Columbia, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Seaberg include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Seaberg speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BJC HealthCare and St. Mary's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Hockman works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Columbia, MO. Dr. Hockman's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hockman takes. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hockman's office for an appointment.

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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 is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of disabilities and spine problems. Dr. Highland is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Highland's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Highland trained 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. Anthony Joseph Spaedy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1605 E Broadway; Suite 300
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Spaedy is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Children's Medical Center Dallas. Patients gave Dr. Spaedy an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450
  • Medicare Cost: $494
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. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Adams is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Adams attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Adams has an open panel.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Buchert attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Adams obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,689 - $2,937
  • Medicare Cost: $169 - $1,022
Dr. Dan Lawrence Pierce, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1605 E Broadway; Suite 300
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Dan Pierce's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for his residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pierce takes. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 170
  • Uninsured Cost: $750 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $441 - $864
Dr. John David Miles, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Miles' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Miles is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is in-network for 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. He completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System.

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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. 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. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dresner 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. 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. John Kenneth Boyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1605 E Broadway; Suite 300
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Boyer's specialty is adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Boyer performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450
  • Medicare Cost: $500
Dr. William L Woods, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1605 E Broadway; Suite 300
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. William Woods specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woods is affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450
  • Medicare Cost: $503
Dr. Paul William Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Paul Humphrey is a vascular surgeon. He is affiliated with Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Humphrey is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,247
  • Medicare Cost: $1,209
Dr. Maxwell Lazinger, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
1502 E. Broadway; Suite 210
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Maxwell Lazinger is a vascular & interventional radiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Lazinger attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lahey Clinic for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lazinger honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,395 - $1,468
  • Medicare Cost: $421 - $480

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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.