We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthCare USA near Lees Summit, MO.

Dr. Michael Robert Arroyo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
120 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 220
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Michael Arroyo is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arroyo include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Arroyo honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Nissen Fundoplication, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Price, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
120 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 220
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. John Price's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Price is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Skin Issues, Bariatric Revision ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,953
  • Medicare Cost: $1,763
Dr. Tammy K Neblock-Beirne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
120 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 220
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Tammy Neblock-Beirne's specialty is general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Neblock-Beirne has a special interest in minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

All Interests: Breast Issues, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Cancer, Endocrine Diseases, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
20 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 300
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya specializes in neurosurgery. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Upadhyaya performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Upadhyaya include spine tumor, minimally invasive spine surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven B Laster, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Steven Laster works as an interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Laster attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Laster has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Medical Education, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,950
  • Medicare Cost: $814
Dr. Megan Elizabeth Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
100 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Megan McNally's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. McNally include gastrointestinal cancer surgery and da vinci surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNally takes. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,076
  • Medicare Cost: $626
Dr. John Kenneth N Ngochua Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. John Lee works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise consist of heart failure and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). Dr. Lee is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Autonomic Disorders, Heart Failure

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,390
  • Medicare Cost: $510
Dr. Daniel J Margolin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
120 Ne Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 220
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Margolin works as a general surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Margolin completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic colectomy and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Margolin is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,826 - $2,054
  • Medicare Cost: $529 - $649
Dr. Sanjaya Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Sanjaya Gupta practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include ventricular tachycardia. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Gupta honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks French and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $850 - $2,680
  • Medicare Cost: $405 - $910
Dr. Norman Mutchnick, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1741 Ne Douglas Street; Suite 102
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Norman Mutchnick is a physician who specializes in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mutchnick is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mutchnick is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Aruna Rokkam, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 165
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Aruna Rokkam practices oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Rokkam's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. She attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College. She completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rokkam honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Laminotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Brown Doan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3450 Ne Ralph Powell Road
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Laura Doan's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Doan include menopause, pregnancy, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. Coventry, TriWest, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doan takes. Dr. Doan studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy, Menorrhagia, Hysterectomy

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.