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

Dr. K. Lybarger's specialty is gynecologic oncology. In Dr. Lybarger's practice, he is particularly interested in labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 professional 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. 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, robotic surgery

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

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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. These areas are among Dr. Samuel's clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samuel honors. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) is conversant in French and Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart ... (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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Independence, MO and Odessa, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include robotic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hall honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. He 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.