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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2415 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. William Ballard works as an orthopedist in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ballard is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 and practices in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Mastey graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Arnold attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,435
  • Medicare Cost: $161
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2415 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Todd Bell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Chattanooga, TN and Hixson, TN. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell honors. Dr. Bell attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Bell completed his residency training 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chattanooga, TN. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jolley takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Talbert honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smalley at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Brzezienski an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2108 E 3rd Street; Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Mark Fugate specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Fugate honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,700
  • Medicare Cost: $1,175
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Specializes in Urology
725 Glenwood Drive; Suite E790
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Charles Jackson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Jackson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). He works in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Wendt studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,363 - $3,062
  • Medicare Cost: $415 - $816
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. Patients gave Dr. Carter an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Carter studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Suburban Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1724 Hamill Road; Suite 204
Hixson, TN
 

Dr. Mark Sumida is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sumida is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,404
  • Medicare Cost: $522
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2501 Citico Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Gregg Shander's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Shander is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,363 - $3,062
  • Medicare Cost: $415 - $827
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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
102 Central Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Stephen Depasquale is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Depasquale is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
979 E 3rd Street; Suite C430
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. John Dorizas practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Dorizas trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,875
  • Medicare Cost: $245

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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.