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We found 42 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum near Chattanooga, TN.

Dr. William Timothy Ballard, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2415 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. William Ballard is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ballard average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,263 - $3,330
  • Medicare Cost: $497 - $836
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2415 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Robert Mastey specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mastey honors. Dr. Mastey is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,435 - $3,224
  • Medicare Cost: $161 - $990
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2415 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Justin Arnold is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,435
  • Medicare Cost: $161
Dr. Mark Wesley Fugate, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2108 E 3rd Street; Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Mark Fugate's medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Fugate studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fugate honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,700
  • Medicare Cost: $1,175
Dr. Todd Douglas Bell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2415 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Todd Bell sees patients in Chattanooga, TN and Hixson, TN. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bell obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 121
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,284 - $3,165
  • Medicare Cost: $160 - $983
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2707 Citico Avenue; Suite D
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. James Jolley works as an orthopedist in Chattanooga, TN. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jolley accepts. Dr. Jolley attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000 - $20,674
  • Medicare Cost: $498 - $7,132
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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2341 Mccallie Avenue; Plaza 3 Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Timothy Talbert is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Chattanooga, TN. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Talbert attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $756 - $2,033
  • Medicare Cost: $187 - $777
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2415 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Chad Smalley is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smalley honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 308
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,284 - $3,175
  • Medicare Cost: $161 - $990
Dr. Mark A Brzezienski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
979 E 3rd Street; Suite C920
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Mark Brzezienski's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Brzezienski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Brzezienski is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Dr. Mary Ella Montgomery Carter-Gross, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery
725 Glenwood Drive; Suite E-882
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Mary Carter's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Carter include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Carter is professionally affiliated with Suburban Hospital. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Carter average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Stephen Ernest De Pasquale, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
102 Central Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Stephen Depasquale is a gynecologic oncology specialist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,368 - $2,060
  • Medicare Cost: $365 - $972
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Specializes in Urology
725 Glenwood Drive; Suite E790
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Charles Jackson practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Chattanooga, TN. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jackson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,387 - $5,102
  • Medicare Cost: $365 - $1,577
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2501 Citico Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. David Wendt is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wendt is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,363 - $3,062
  • Medicare Cost: $415 - $816
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2501 Citico Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Gregg Shander's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Chattanooga, TN. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,363 - $3,062
  • Medicare Cost: $415 - $827
Dr. John Angelo Dorizas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
979 E 3rd Street; Suite C430
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. John Dorizas is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Dorizas attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,875
  • Medicare Cost: $245
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1724 Hamill Road; Suite 204
Hixson, TN
 

Dr. Mark Sumida works as an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Sumida is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sumida accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,404
  • Medicare Cost: $522

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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.