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

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

Dr. William Ballard is an orthopedic surgeon in Chattanooga, TN. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ballard takes 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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mastey takes.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2707 Citico Avenue; Suite D
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. James Jolley is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jolley takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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
Dr. Mary Ella Montgomery Carter-Gross, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery
725 Glenwood Drive; Suite E-882
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Mary Carter's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carter's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of 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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2415 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Justin Arnold is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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
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Specializes in Urology
725 Glenwood Drive; Suite E790
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Charles Jackson is an urologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jackson honors 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 sees patients in Chattanooga, TN. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Wendt is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wendt average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 Gynecologic Oncology
102 Central Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Stephen Depasquale practices gynecologic oncology. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. 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: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,368 - $2,060
  • Medicare Cost: $365 - $972
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2108 E 3rd Street; Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Mark Fugate is a Chattanooga, TN physician who specializes in vascular surgery. He studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Fugate accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Todd Bell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell accepts.

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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 Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2501 Citico Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Gregg Shander is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Shander attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is in-network 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 Cardiac Electrophysiology
2341 Mccallie Avenue; Plaza 3 Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Timothy Talbert practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Talbert takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 Chattanooga, TN physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Smalley studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 sees patients in Chattanooga, TN. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Brzezienski's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Brzezienski attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Sumida an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 Surgical Oncology
721 Glenwood Drive; Suite 471
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Charles Portera is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Portera studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,441 - $3,662
  • Medicare Cost: $527 - $1,235

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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.