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We found 162 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 specialty is pediatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Schropp's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schropp accepts. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Schropp has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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, Cysts, Immunization, Ear ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, pancreas transplant, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kane is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. George Whitfield Holcomb III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. George Holcomb specializes in pediatric surgery and practices in Kansas City, MO. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Holcomb has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Laparoscopic Surgery

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. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkon has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Borkon'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: $2,629
  • Medicare Cost: $822
Dr. Richard Joseph Hendrickson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Richard Hendrickson is a pediatric surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Kansas City, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in transplant procedures. Dr. Hendrickson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Hendrickson has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Transplant Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (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 specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include mitral valve repair. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency 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

  • 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 is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), lung cancer surgery, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Daon attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Daon 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. George Trip L Zorn III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4035
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. George Zorn is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zorn include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and lung cancer surgery. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Zorn is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zorn is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency.

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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
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Pak's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pak include heart transplant, lung cancer surgery, and robotic surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pak honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Cancer 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 areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Veeramachaneni honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Veeramachaneni speaks Telugu. He 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. Shawn David St. Peter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Shawn St Peter is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Clinical Trials, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

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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 works 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. Aggarwal 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. He accepts 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,660
  • Medicare Cost: $1,301
Dr. David Juang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Juang works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and critical care specialist in Kansas City, MO. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Juang trained at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Intensive Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Burns, Trauma

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 medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stark takes. Dr. Stark is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stark trained at Truman Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,162
  • Medicare Cost: $1,283
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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and vaginal problems. Dr. Reddy takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. 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's areas of expertise include the following: 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. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks 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)

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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.