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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include robotic surgery and urinary incontinence. Dr. Piontek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. McIntosh include robotic pyeloplasty. Dr. McIntosh's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Dr. McIntosh attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For Dr. McIntosh's residency, Dr. McIntosh trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. McIntosh takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 South Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. K. Lybarger is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lybarger attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for residency. He is affiliated with 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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, Dr. Samuel performed his 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 his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. His professional 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, 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Independence, MO and Odessa, MO. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include robotic surgery. Dr. Hall is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Hall performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is conversant in 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.