We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum near Chattanooga, TN.

Dr. John Angelo Dorizas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
979 E 3rd Street C430
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. John Dorizas sees patients in Chattanooga, TN. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Dorizas has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Dorizas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
979 E 3rd Street C430
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Channappa Chandra's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Mysore Medical College. Dr. Chandra is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Mark Gregory Freeman, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
979 E 3rd Street C430
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Mark Freeman is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Freeman accepts 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, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Brzezienski is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Brzezienski's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Brzezienski average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Brzezienski attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brzezienski include: 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Richard Vaughn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
935 Spring Creek Road; Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Barry Vaughn specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chattanooga, TN. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaughn honors. Dr. Vaughn attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for residency. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandon A Cincere, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
979 E 3rd Street; Suite C430
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Brandon Cincere practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Chattanooga, TN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cincere include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cincere is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Mary Carter's specialty is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carter honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Suburban Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Timothy Talbert's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave Dr. Talbert a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Wendt is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Mark Sumida is an orthopedic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sumida takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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 Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2501 Citico Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Gregg Shander is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shander graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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 Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2415 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Chad Smalley's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smalley include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Gregory Bruce is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Bruce is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tombul's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $750 - $1,220
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $285 - $459

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

Dr. Michael Allan practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Chattanooga, TN. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allan accepts.

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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

Specializes in Other
1300 Cleveland Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Patrick Foley's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foley 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: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $1,037 - $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $246 - $1,602

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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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