We found 151 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's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schropp's areas of expertise include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schropp's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional 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, Cysts, ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kane attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kane accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests encompass mitral valve repair. Dr. Allen honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $2,660 - $3,133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $881 - $1,315
Dr. Emmanuel Daon, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Emmanuel Daon is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Kansas City, KS. In addition to English, he speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Daon include heart bypass surgery (CABG), lung cancer surgery, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Daon is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine 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. Dr. Daon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Borkon's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borkon honors. Dr. Borkon has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,629
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $822
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. Dr. Pak's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Pak attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. Pak is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jenny Cho's specialty is vascular surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. Dr. Cho is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Providence Hospital, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cho obtained her medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200 - $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $562 - $668
Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Dr. Shnayder's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Shnayder is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Patricia Smith is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in North Kansas City, MO. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Meritas Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Hysterectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lynn Roh's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Roh's clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Roh has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her 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, Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common ... (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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Reddy's clinical interests: menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and vaginal problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy is 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. 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's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Bene has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bene include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Bene attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. 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. Julia Ann Chapman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 2028
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Julia Chapman's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, paracentesis, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chapman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and The University of Kansas Hospital. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chapman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapman accepts. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $2,778
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $996
Dr. Tomas Lindor Griebling, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
Dept. Urology, Mailstop 3016; Univ Kansas, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tomas Griebling is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Griebling include rectocele (posterior prolapse), female incontinence, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Griebling (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Norwegian, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk Allen Hance, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kirk Hance is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Hance attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Hance is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Providence Hospital, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Hoover works as an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoover include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hoover is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

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

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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.
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