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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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and 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 Dr. Samuel's clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samuel honors. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) is conversant in French and Tamil. His hospital/clinic 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, 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Joseph has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cyst, 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. Dr. Stark takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Stark attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Stark is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,162
  • Medicare Cost: $1,283
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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Key is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. Dr. Key takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed 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. 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. 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. Dr. Collins's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Vasamreddy obtained his medical school training at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasamreddy honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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

  • 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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Jones attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jones is 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

  • 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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is especially interested in pain management. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scowcroft honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Scowcroft completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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. 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Ballard is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Independece, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wilson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wilson has received the following distinction: 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. Sol H Dubin, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sol Dubin's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Dubin completed his residency training at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mullen's clinical interests include strains, hip injury, and anxiety. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Mullen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Michael Deiparine is a vascular surgery specialist in North Kansas City, MO, Liberty, MO, and Independence, MO. 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, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deiparine is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). 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. Jeffrey Aaron Krempec, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 410
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Independence, MO, North Kansas City, MO, and Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Krempec include sports injuries. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is professionally 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 is an Independence, MO physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Greiner average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greiner takes. Dr. Greiner is a graduate of 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. Roger Allen Ray, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
19550 E. 39th Street; #105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Roger Ray's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ray trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Ray has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ray is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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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)

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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.