We found 153 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO near North Kansas City, MO.

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

Dr. Bartholomew Kane is a pediatric surgeon and transplant surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. Dr. Kane is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as 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, Cysts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kurt Schropp's specialty is pediatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schropp's clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), crohn's disease, and anal fissures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Schropp is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Phimosis, Appendicitis, Breast Augmentation, 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 works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include mitral valve repair. Dr. Allen takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Allen completed residency programs at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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 specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Daon's medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Daon include heart bypass surgery (CABG), lung cancer surgery, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Daon takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. He is 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's specialties are cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Borkon takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Pak performed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Pak has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Shnayder's clinical interests: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shnayder takes.

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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)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 530
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michelle Daniels is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Daniels's clinical interests include robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Meritas Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daniels honors. Dr. Daniels has an open panel. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Bene (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Bene's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Bene graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bene accepts. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Chapman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic lymphadenectomy, paracentesis, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Chapman completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Olathe Health, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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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

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Patrick McGregor's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. McGregor's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, breast issues, and robotic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McGregor has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Breast-Conserving ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $932
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $433
Dr. Greg Alan Horton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3017, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Greg Horton specializes in orthopedic trauma and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Horton trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His areas of expertise include bone pain, strains, and amputation. Patient ratings for Dr. Horton average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Bone Pain, Prosthetics, Foot Surgery, Work Injuries, Nerve Pain, Ingrown Nails, Strains, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lynn Roh's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, she 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 is professionally affiliated with 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. Wojciech Henryk Przylecki, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Wojciech Przylecki is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Przylecki's areas of expertise include the following: free vascularized bone grafting, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Olathe Health, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Przylecki's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. In addition to English, he speaks Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Free Vascularized Bone Grafting, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Work ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive, Suite 530; Meritas Health Pavilion for Women
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Dawn Heizman is a general OB/GYN in North Kansas City, MO. Her areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Heizman is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Menstrual Disorders, Pelvic Pain, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ann Robinson is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (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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