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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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Arroyo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Arroyo's residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, Nissen fundoplication, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Nissen ... (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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Price's clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision surgery. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Skin Issues, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (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 area of specialization is general surgery. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Neblock-Beirne is especially interested in minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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, who practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Upadhyaya include spine tumor, minimally invasive spine surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyaya takes. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Upadhyaya trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is 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 practices interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Laster completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of 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 specialty is general surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. McNally's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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 is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on heart failure and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). Dr. Lee honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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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 is a general surgery specialist in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic colectomy and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Margolin is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Margolin takes. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Margolin completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Gupta has a special interest in ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. In addition to English, 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 practices general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Mutchnick honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Mutchnick has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. After completing medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College, she performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Rokkam include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Rokkam is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rokkam is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Lees Summit, MO. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Doan's clinical interests: menopause, pregnancy, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). She takes Coventry, TriWest, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doan is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy, 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.