We found 159 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO near North Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Kurt P Schropp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2031
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kurt Schropp works as a pediatric surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. On average, patients gave Dr. Schropp a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schropp accepts. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Schropp speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Phimosis, Appendicitis, Breast Augmentation, Cyst, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bartholomew John Kane III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Bartholomew Kane works as a pediatric surgeon and transplant surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. Dr. Kane honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Cyst, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Blaine Allen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Keith Allen is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Allen is especially interested in mitral valve repair. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Allen attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Allen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Aortic Disease, Mitral Valve Repair, Endovascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,660 - $3,133
  • Medicare Cost: $881 - $1,315
Dr. Emmanuel Daon, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Emmanuel Daon works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Daon attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Daon completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), lung cancer surgery, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Daon has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks French. Dr. Daon is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Ventricular Tachycardia, Aortic Valve Disease, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. A. Michael Michael Borkon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon is a cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkon studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Borkon's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,629
  • Medicare Cost: $822
Dr. George Trip L Zorn III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. George Zorn specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Zorn attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and lung cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zorn is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Thoracic Cancer, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,062
  • Medicare Cost: $862
Dr. Alexander F Pak, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Pak practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Pak is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Pak attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Cancer Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Nirmal Kumar Veeramachaneni, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Nirmal Veeramachaneni's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Veeramachaneni include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veeramachaneni honors. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He speaks Telugu. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Mediastinal Disease, Thoracic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $456
  • Medicare Cost: $209
Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Aggarwal has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Aggarwal's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,660
  • Medicare Cost: $1,301
Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder works as an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Dr. Shnayder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shnayder trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhuri Gangasani Gangasani, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3901 Rainbow Bvld; Ku Medical Center Department of Ob/g
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Madhuri Reddy's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and vaginal problems. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Herpes, Ectopic Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenny Grace Hawes, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Jenny Cho sees patients in Shawnee Mission, KS, Merriam, KS, and Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cho include renal vascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Providence Hospital, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cho honors. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Carotid Artery Disease, Aneurysm, Venous ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $562 - $668
Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lynn Roh practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Roh completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common Cold, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Ann Chapman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 2028
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Julia Chapman is a gynecologic oncologist in Kansas City, KS and Westwood, KS. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chapman's clinical interests include laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, paracentesis, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chapman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Paracentesis, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, Labor and Delivery, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,778
  • Medicare Cost: $996
Dr. Patricia M Mooney Smith, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 530
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Patricia Smith works as a general gynecologist. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is especially interested in robotic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Hysterectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Larry Allan Hoover, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Larry Hoover practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Hoover attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Deviated Septum, Heartburn, Sore Throat, Strep Throat, Sinuplasty, Sinus ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $894
  • Medicare Cost: $312

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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.