We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Anthem near Columbia, MO.

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4004 Peach Court; Suite E
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Michael Ryan sees patients in Jefferson City, MO, Columbia, MO, and Rolla, MO. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Ryan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $939 - $1,572
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $317 - $490
Dr. John J Seaberg III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1601 E Broadway; Suite 260
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Seaberg's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Seaberg is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Seaberg accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Seaberg speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Boone Hospital Center and St. Mary's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Hockman is a Columbia, MO physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hockman has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. 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 in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Mark Alan Adams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Mark Adams specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Columbia, MO. Before performing his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Adams attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Adams has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Adams is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,975
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513
Dr. Patrick A Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Smith is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Smith attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $1,689 - $2,937
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $169 - $1,022
Dr. Peter K Buchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Peter Buchert is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Buchert honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buchert is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,140
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $534
Dr. Thomas R Highland, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Highland works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Highland's clinical interests include disabilities and spine problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Highland studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $4,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $725
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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Woods completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Woods is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $503
Dr. Maxwell Lazinger, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
601 West Nifong Boulevard; Suite 1-d
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Maxwell Lazinger is a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Lazinger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lahey Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $1,395 - $1,468
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $421 - $480
Dr. Jeffrey W Parker, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Parker is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Parker's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $4,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $641
Dr. Steven Martin Dresner, MD
Specializes in Urology
105 North Keene Street; Suite 201
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Steven Dresner practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Columbia, MO. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dresner studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic 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
Dr. Dan L Pierce, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1605 E Broadway; Suite 300
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Dan Pierce works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in Columbia, MO and Macon, MO. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pierce graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 170
  • Charge (avg.): $750 - $2,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $441 - $864
Dr. Paul William Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Paul Humphrey is a specialist in vascular surgery. He works in Columbia, MO. Dr. Humphrey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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.

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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
Dr. James Bruce Pitt, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. James Pitt specializes in general surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pitt completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Columbia Surgical Associates and BJC HealthCare.

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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

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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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