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

Dr. Elizabeth Piontek specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Piontek's areas of expertise include robotic surgery and urinary incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piontek accepts. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Piontek trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Aruna Rokkam practices oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Rokkam's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. She attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College. She completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rokkam honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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

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

Dr. James McIntosh's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. McIntosh graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. McIntosh's training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In Dr. McIntosh's practice, Dr. McIntosh focuses on robotic pyeloplasty. Dr. McIntosh is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McIntosh is affiliated with 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)

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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.