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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Piontek's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). She has a special interest in robotic surgery and urinary incontinence. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. McIntosh include robotic pyeloplasty. Dr. McIntosh is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. McIntosh completed Dr. McIntosh's residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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. Kristopher Shawn Lybarger, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3889 S. Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. K. Lybarger is a gynecologic oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lybarger graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Prem Samuel's medical specialty is vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Samuel include carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samuel accepts. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Samuel attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Tamil. His professional affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Independence, MO and Odessa, MO. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hall include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hall takes. Dr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Hall speaks Sign Language.

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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.
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