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We found 5 providers with an interest in robotic surgery and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Independence, MO.

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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. James McIntosh works in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. McIntosh's clinical interests include robotic pyeloplasty. Dr. McIntosh's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Dr. McIntosh graduated from 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans.

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

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

Dr. Kristopher Shawn Lybarger, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3889 S. Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. K. Lybarger is a gynecologic oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lybarger include labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Lybarger attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Labor and Delivery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Samuel is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Samuel completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Allen Hall, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 300
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Hall's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include robotic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. In addition to English, Dr. Hall speaks Sign Language.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery, using a tiny opening to get inside the body instead of making a large cut. It uses small tools attached to a thin robotic arm, which is controlled by the surgeon. You may see it referred to by the specific kind of robot used. The most advanced robot currently in use is called the da Vinci, and surgery using it is sometimes called da Vinci surgery.

There are many benefits to robotic surgery, both for the patient and the surgeon. Robotic surgery allows for more precise movements and increased control during very delicate surgical procedures. This makes performing surgery accurately much easier for surgeons and reduces fatigue. The smaller ‘hand’ of the robot can enter the body via a much smaller opening, which reduces the risk of infection and scarring and leads to a faster recovery. The robotic hands also contain tiny moveable cameras among their tools, giving surgeons a much closer view of the procedure than would be possible with traditional surgery.