We found 19 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 works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Samuel is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Madras Medical College. Dr. Samuel trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart ... (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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Sedalia, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. In his practice, Dr. Joseph focuses on obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Joseph's residency was performed 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $604
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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. These areas are among Dr. Key's clinical interests: bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Key is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,727
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $452
Dr. John Wesley Collins Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Collins sees patients in Independence, MO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Collins is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health. He is open to 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and then he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Vasamreddy's areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Vasamreddy is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Vasamreddy is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,691 - $2,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Jones's clinical interests include pain management. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $4,077
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Scowcroft is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scowcroft takes.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Ballard attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ballard at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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)

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

Dr. Sol Dubin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Independence, MO. Dr. Dubin is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubin accepts. 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mullen include strains, hip injury, and anxiety. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Mullen is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with 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. Robert Frederic Greiner II, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Robert Greiner's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Greiner is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 104
  • Charge (avg.): $1,544 - $3,255
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $113 - $1,090
Dr. Roger Allen Ray, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
19550 E. 39th Street; #105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Roger Ray is a neurosurgery specialist in Independence, MO. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health. Dr. Ray accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ray obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency 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 Cord Stimulation, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Wilkinson works as a neurosurgeon in Independence, MO. Patients rated Dr. Wilkinson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wilkinson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Truman Medical Centers and Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Piontek, MD
Specializes in Urology
19001 E 48th Street S
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Piontek's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Piontek's areas of expertise consist of robotic surgery and urinary incontinence. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Kristopher Shawn Lybarger, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3889 S. Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. K. Lybarger is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Lybarger attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Lybarger focuses on labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Labor and Delivery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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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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