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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include 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. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Price is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price accepts. Dr. Price is professionally 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 is a general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neblock-Beirne include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Dr. Neblock-Beirne's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. 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). She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Neblock-Beirne has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: spine tumor, minimally invasive spine surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyaya accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Upadhyaya attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. 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 is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laster graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Laster completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal cancer surgery and da vinci surgery. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. McNally obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed 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 sees patients in Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, and Blue Springs, MO. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lee has a special interest in heart failure and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 is a general surgery specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Margolin's areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic colectomy and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 accepts. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, 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 cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. In his practice, Dr. Gupta focuses on ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Gupta takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in French and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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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 works as a general surgeon. Dr. Mutchnick is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 works as an oncologist and hematologist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Rokkam's clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rokkam is a graduate of NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Rokkam completed residency programs at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally 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 general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Doan has indicated that her clinical interests include menopause, pregnancy, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TriWest, and United Healthcare Plans. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She 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.