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We found 157 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Schropp is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Schropp is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Cysts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bartholomew Kane specializes in pediatric surgery and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kane studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kane is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Cysts, ... (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 surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Allen's clinical interests encompass mitral valve repair. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), lung cancer surgery, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Daon is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Daon graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in French.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Borkon is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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. These areas are among Dr. Zorn's clinical interests: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and lung cancer surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pak include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Pak is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Pak is professionally 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 is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Veeramachaneni is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He is conversant in Telugu. Dr. Veeramachaneni is professionally 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. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aggarwal takes. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 is affiliated with 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and vaginal problems. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Reddy performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy 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. 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. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Shnayder accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shnayder is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shnayder completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Jenny Grace Hawes, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Jenny Cho specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Shawnee Mission, KS, Merriam, KS, and Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. Dr. Cho is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cho's professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Providence Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $562 - $668
Dr. Karl R Stark, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 304
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Karl Stark is a vascular surgeon, undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist, and wound care specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stark honors. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Stark welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,162
  • Medicare Cost: $1,283
Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lynn Roh is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Her areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roh honors. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Dr. Roh has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

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

Dr. Richard John Bene Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
5330 N Oak Trafficway; Building 4, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Richard Bene is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Bene include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Bene is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bene is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Bene (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia M Mooney Smith, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 530
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Patricia Smith sees patients in North Kansas City, MO. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Smith accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Hysterectomy, Robotic Surgery

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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.