We found 4 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE near Independence, MO.
Dr. William Wilson specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wilson takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.
Clinical Interests: outpatient laser therapy for benign prostate conditions, medical and surgical treatment of kidney ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 13
- Uninsured Cost: $5,030
- Medicare Cost: $659
Dr. Elizabeth Piontek's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Piontek 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. In her practice, Dr. Piontek focuses on robotic surgery and urinary incontinence. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.
Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery
All Interests: general urology, medical and surgical treatment of kidney stones, benign enlargement of the ... (Read more)
Dr. James McIntosh, who practices in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. McIntosh's areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic surgery and robotic pyeloplasty. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McIntosh accepts. Dr. McIntosh attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For Dr. McIntosh's professional training, Dr. McIntosh completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. McIntosh is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.
Relevant Interests: , robotic radical nephrectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery
All Interests: laparoscopy/robotic surgery, robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP), robotic radical ... (Read more)
Dr. Aruna Rokkam is an oncologist and hematologist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. She attended NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rokkam include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rokkam is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.
Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)
All Interests: Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Spondylitis, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)
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- 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.