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

Dr. William Wilson is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wilson accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Wilson's professional affiliations include 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 area of specialization is vascular surgery. Dr. Deiparine takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deiparine studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For Dr. Deiparine's professional training, Dr. Deiparine completed residency programs at John C. Lincoln Health Network and Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. Dr. Deiparine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). 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 works as an urologist. In her practice, Dr. Piontek focuses on robotic surgery and urinary incontinence. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Piontek graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. McIntosh's clinical interests encompass robotic pyeloplasty. Dr. McIntosh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Before completing Dr. McIntosh's residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. McIntosh attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. McIntosh takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 S. Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Aruna Rokkam works as an oncologist and hematologist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Rokkam's clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rokkam is a graduate of NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Rokkam completed residency programs at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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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.