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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE near Independence, MO.

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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). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to 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 professional recognition including the following: 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. Michael K Deiparine, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 220
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Michael Deiparine's specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Deiparine is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Deiparine performed Dr. Deiparine's residency at John C. Lincoln Health Network and Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. Dr. Deiparine accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Deiparine's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Piontek specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Her clinical interests include robotic surgery and urinary incontinence. Dr. Piontek honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piontek's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. James Sanford McIntosh, MD
Specializes in Urology
19001 E 48th Street S
Independence, MO
 

Dr. James McIntosh is an urologist. Dr. McIntosh's clinical interests encompass robotic pyeloplasty. Dr. McIntosh honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. McIntosh performed Dr. McIntosh's residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. McIntosh's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic radical nephrectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Radical Nephrectomy, Robotic Pyeloplasty, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aruna Rokkam, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
3889 South Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Aruna Rokkam is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Rokkam average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rokkam include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College, Dr. Rokkam performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Laminotomy, ... (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.