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We found 29 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Premier near Independence, MO.

Dr. Prem Kumar Samuel, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Prem Samuel is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, Dr. Samuel performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Sigi Parakandan Joseph, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
19101 E Valley View Parkway; Suite B
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sigi Joseph is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Sedalia, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. His clinical interests include obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph accepts. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Joseph is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cysts, Obesity, Skin Lesions

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,925
  • Medicare Cost: $604
Dr. Karl R Stark, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
4200 Little Blue Parkway; #350
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Karl Stark is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stark takes. Dr. Stark is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stark trained at Truman Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,162
  • Medicare Cost: $1,283
Dr. John Wesley Collins Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Collins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Collins's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandrasekhar Reddy Vasamreddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Before completing his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Vasamreddy attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vasamreddy is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vasamreddy accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,691 - $2,930
  • Medicare Cost: $528 - $908
Dr. Vincent H Key, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex; One Arrowhead Drive, Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Vincent Key practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Key's training includes residency programs at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Key is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Key is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,727
  • Medicare Cost: $452
Dr. Gregory Paul Ballard, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ballard practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Ballard attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $179
Dr. Bernard Levi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
19550 E 39th St Stes 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Bernard Levi is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Levi is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Levi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Cardioversion, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent Placement, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,691
  • Medicare Cost: $504
Dr. Sol H Dubin, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sol Dubin's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dubin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health. Dr. Dubin honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dubin obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Herniated Disc, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwayne Eric Jones, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
19550 East 39th Street, Suite 100; 19550 East 39th Street, Suite 100
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Dwayne Jones is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include pain management. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,077
  • Medicare Cost: $992
Dr. James Andrew Scowcroft, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4911 S Arrowhead Drive; #300
Independence, MO
 

Dr. James Scowcroft specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scowcroft include pain management. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scowcroft graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Scowcroft is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,010
Dr. William Tad Wilson, MD
Specializes in Urology
19001 E 48th Street S
Independece, MO
 

Dr. William Wilson's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wilson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Outpatient Care, Laser Treatment, Kidney Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,030
  • Medicare Cost: $659
Dr. Robert Frederic Greiner II, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Robert Greiner is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Greiner is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,931 - $3,255
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $1,090
Dr. Roger Allen Ray, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Roger Ray specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Independence, MO. Dr. Ray's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Ray attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Instrumentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven B Wilkinson, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 105-a
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Steven Wilkinson is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Wilkinson's residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers and Rush University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilkinson takes.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Hydrocephalus, Bell's Palsy, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Krempec, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 410
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Krempec accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Carolinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Dysplasia, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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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.