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We found 18 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 sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Seaberg's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seaberg studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Hockman accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. 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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Highland include disabilities and spine problems. Dr. Highland is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Highland honors several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Columbia, MO. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spaedy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Children's Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Spaedy is affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450
  • Medicare Cost: $494
Dr. Peter K Buchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Peter Buchert's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Buchert's medical residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Buchert is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is accepting 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. Mark Alan Adams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Mark Adams practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Columbia, MO. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Adams is professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,975
  • Medicare Cost: $513
Dr. Patrick A Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Smith specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Columbia, MO. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Pierce is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 170
  • Uninsured Cost: $750 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $441 - $864
Dr. John Gramling Adams Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Adams sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas' residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams accepts. His professional 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. John David Miles, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Miles sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Miles honors 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 is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Columbia, MO. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitt 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. He is 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, who practices in Columbia, MO, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dresner is affiliated with BJC HealthCare and Associates in Urology. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Dresner attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Boyer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Boyer's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 and practices in Columbia, MO and Macon, MO. Dr. Woods honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He 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 physician who specializes in vascular surgery. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Humphrey takes. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Humphrey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Humphrey's professional 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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Quinn is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quinn accepts. Dr. Quinn graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 380
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,689 - $2,877
  • Medicare Cost: $81 - $1,022

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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.