We found 7 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Megan Elizabeth Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza 1 Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Megan McNally specializes in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McNally include gastrointestinal cancer surgery and da vinci surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. McNally attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. McNally honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Sarcoma, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Melanoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,076
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $626
Dr. George Brent Sorensen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza 1 Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. G. Sorensen is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Sorensen's areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Sorensen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Problems, Abdominal Wall ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,660 - $5,015
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $466 - $1,756
Dr. Geoffrey Carl Slayden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza 1 Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Geoffrey Slayden's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Slayden graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Slayden is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Hernia, Skin Lesions, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,318 - $2,054
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $396 - $622
Dr. Mark Lionel Epstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 404
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mark Epstein is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include the following: breast procedures, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Epstein attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Colon Surgery, Breast Procedures, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,054
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $667
Dr. Douglas Ross Perryman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4400 Broadway Street; Suite 302
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Douglas Perryman's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). On average, patients gave Dr. Perryman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perryman takes.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Contraception, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel J Margolin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza 1 Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Margolin is a general surgery specialist in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Margolin include laparoscopic colectomy and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Margolin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $1,826 - $2,054
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $529 - $649
Dr. Bruce C Gehrke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 404
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Gehrke is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Gehrke's professional affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,054
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $658

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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive surgery using a thin, narrow tube called a laparoscope. Usually performed on the abdomen or the pelvic region, the surgeon makes a few very small incisions instead of one large one.

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope, which contains a light and camera that allows the surgeon to see what is happening inside the body. Then tiny tools are placed through the small openings and used to perform the surgery.

The most common laparoscopic surgery is gallbladder removal, but laparoscopic surgery may also be used for the removal of a kidney or appendix, to treat certain cysts and tumors, for bariatric surgery, for some GERD treatments, or for hernia repairs, among others.

Because laparoscopic surgery only uses a few tiny incisions, the scars are minimal and recovery is easier than with open surgery.
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