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We found 28 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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Samuel is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Samuel completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Tamil.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Sedalia, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. These areas are among Dr. Joseph's clinical interests: obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Joseph completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Malayalam. He 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 specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Stark honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stark's office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Carondelet Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Collins's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College.

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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. 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Key is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Key include bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Key speaks Spanish. He 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. Chandrasekhar Reddy Vasamreddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vasamreddy is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. After completing medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Vasamreddy has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. 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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In Dr. Jones's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scowcroft include pain management. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Scowcroft is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Scowcroft's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for 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: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,010
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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Patients rated Dr. Ballard highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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. William Tad Wilson, MD
Specializes in Urology
19001 E 48th Street S
Independece, MO
 

Dr. William Wilson is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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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. Sol H Dubin, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sol Dubin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Independence, MO. Dr. Dubin graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dubin is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Krempec attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krempec's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Carondelet Health, and Research 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)

Dr. Scott M Mullen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex; One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Mullen's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Mullen's clinical interests: strains, hip injury, and anxiety. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Mullen attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Frederic Greiner II, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Robert Greiner works as an orthopedist in Independence, MO. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greiner graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Michael K Deiparine, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 220
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Michael Deiparine, who practices in North Kansas City, MO, Liberty, MO, and Independence, MO, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Deiparine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Deiparine studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Deiparine completed Dr. Deiparine's residency training at John C. Lincoln Health Network and Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. Dr. Deiparine is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and more. Dr. Deiparine's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Endovascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,645
  • Medicare Cost: $1,301
Dr. Roger Allen Ray, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
19550 E. 39th Street; #105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Roger Ray is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Independence, MO. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ray honors. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ray completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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