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We found 62 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Mason, OH.

Dr. Valerie Ann Williams, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
7690 Discovery Drive; Suite 2300, Uc Health Physicians Office North (west Chester)
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. Valerie Williams' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include lung cancer, robotic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). She is professionally affiliated with Cincinnati VA Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health, and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Dr. Williams honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Paul Schloerb Surgical Intensive Care Award, University of Rochester, NY; James Adams Resident of the Year Award, University of Rochester, NY; and W. G. Stuber Research Fellowship Award, University of Rochester, NY. Dr. Williams (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Lynn Scott Pulaski, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
7675 Wellness Way; Suite 202, Uc Health Physicians Office South (west Chester)
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. Heather Pulaski, who practices in Kettering, OH, Centerville, OH, and West Chester, OH, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Pulaski's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Jewish Hospital, Anderson Hospital, and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Pulaski attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. James Francis Donovan Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Urology
7690 Discovery Drive; Suite 2300, Uc Health Physicians Office North (west Chester)
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. James Donovan's medical specialty is general surgery and urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Donovan include robotic surgery and prostate cancer. Dr. Donovan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Donovan is professionally affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urinary Stones, Urologic Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Sexual Dysfunction, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohab Baher Foad, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E. Business Way; Suite A
Sharonville, OH
 

Dr. Mohab Foad practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Foad attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Jewish Hospital, Anderson Hospital, and St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Pain, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hand Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bruce Bracken, MD
Specializes in Urology
7690 Discovery Drive; Suite 2300, Uc Health Physicians Office North (west Chester)
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. R. Bracken sees patients in Cincinnati, OH and West Chester, OH. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Bracken is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bracken's areas of expertise consist of cancer, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, and robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cincinnati VA Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bracken honors. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Christopher Neil Vashi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
7162 Liberty Center Drive
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Vashi is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vashi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vashi honors. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Vashi is affiliated with The Jewish Hospital, Anderson Hospital, and St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Andrew Butler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Wound Care
7798 Discovery Drive; Suite B
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Butler practices general surgery and wound care in Middletown, OH and West Chester, OH. Dr. Butler is affiliated with Atrium Medical Center. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler accepts. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $856
  • Medicare Cost: $722
Dr. David Brent Argo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Business Way; Suite A
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. David Argo practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Argo's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital and The Christ Hospital Health Network. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Training, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,675 - $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $1,079
Dr. Rhonda Spillers Washington, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
7450 S Mason Montgomery Road; Suite 201
Mason, OH
 

Dr. Rhonda Washington is a surgeon and obstetrician and gynecologist in West Chester, OH, Mason, OH, and Franklin, OH. She obtained her medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Washington include robotic surgery. Dr. Washington honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Washington is professionally affiliated with Atrium Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Donna Marie Cirasole, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
608 Reading Road; Suite A
Mason, OH
 

Dr. Donna Cirasole is a general OB/GYN in Cincinnati, OH and Mason, OH. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Cirasole trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Cirasole average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cirasole takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with The Jewish Hospital and The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Ablation, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Contraception

Dr. Timothy Ward Harman, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7117 Dutchland Parkway
Middletown, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Harman's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Grandview Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harman honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,793
  • Medicare Cost: $549
Dr. Bradford A Curt, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7700 University Crt; Suite 3400
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. Bradford Curt is a neurosurgeon. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Curt's areas of expertise include neurosurgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Jewish Hospital, Anderson Hospital, and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. Dr. Curt has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Fusion, Discectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Gene E Ireland, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7162 Liberty Center Drive
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. Gene Ireland's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ireland is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ireland accepts. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Ireland attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Jewish Hospital, Anderson Hospital, and West Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Michael Watkins, MD
Specializes in Surgery
7798 University Court; Suite E
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. Brad Watkins is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Watkins is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Watkins is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Watkins attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,987 - $3,628
  • Medicare Cost: $633 - $1,564
Dr. Nilesh Narsingrad Patil, MD
Specializes in Urology
7690 Discovery Drive; Suite 2300, Uc Health Physicians Office North (west Chester)
West Chester, OH
 

Dr. Nilesh Patil is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Patil's clinical interests: robotic surgery and prostate cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cincinnati VA Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Timothy Edward Kremchek, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 E. Business Way; Suite A
Sharonville, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Kremchek's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Cincinnati, OH, Sharonville, OH, and Wilmington, OH. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kremchek accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Kremchek's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Jewish Hospital, The Christ Hospital Health Network, and Fairfield Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $177

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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.