We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum near Chattanooga, TN.

Dr. Mark A Brzezienski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
979 E 3rd Street; Suite C920
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Mark Brzezienski practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Chattanooga, TN. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Brzezienski graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brzezienski accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received distinctions including PRS Global Best Paper Award for 'Silicone Breast Implants Can Save Lives' and Oral Board Examine, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Current RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Mary Carter is a plastic surgery specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Carter include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Suburban Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Fugate specializes in vascular surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fugate attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,175

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

Dr. James Jolley is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jolley graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 81
  • Charge (avg.): $6,000 - $20,674
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $498 - $7,132

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2341 Mccallie Avenue; Plaza 3 Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Timothy Talbert, who practices in Chattanooga, TN, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Talbert is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Talbert studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $756 - $2,033
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $187 - $777

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2501 Citico Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. David Wendt's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Chattanooga, TN. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wendt is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $1,363 - $3,062
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $415 - $816

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 is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shander accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 99
  • Charge (avg.): $1,363 - $3,062
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $415 - $827

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

Dr. Mark Sumida's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sumida studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,404
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $522

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
721 Glenwood Drive; Suite 471
Chattanooga, TN
 

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

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $2,441 - $3,662
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $527 - $1,235

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
979 E 3rd Street; Suite C430
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. John Dorizas works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Chattanooga, TN. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorizas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorizas takes. Dr. Dorizas 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. In addition to English, Dr. Dorizas speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,875
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $245

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2501 Citico Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Gregory Bruce is a Chattanooga, TN physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Bruce studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 151
  • Charge (avg.): $1,207 - $3,062
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $280 - $817

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2341 Mccallie Avenue; Plaza Iii, Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Selcuk Tombul's specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tombul attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $750 - $1,220
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $285 - $459

Specializes in Other
1300 Cleveland Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

On average, patients gave Dr. Patrick Foley a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foley takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $1,037 - $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $246 - $1,602

Specializes in Surgery, Other
961 Spring Creek Road; Suite 301
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Steven Kennedy specializes in surgery and practices in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $2,525
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $594

Specializes in Surgery
721 Glenwood Drive; Suite W460
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Robert Barnett works as a surgeon in Chattanooga, TN. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $3,667
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $587

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2341 Mccallie Avenue; Plaza Iii, Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Michael Allan's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 171
  • Charge (avg.): $756 - $2,033
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $827

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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.
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