We found 373 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Kirkland, WA.

Dr. John James Meehan Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Critical Care
4800 Sand Point Way Ne; Oa.9. 220 - Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. John Meehan works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and pediatric critical care specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Meehan graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Meehan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the following distinction: Above and Beyond Recognition Award - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Sept. His professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Gautam Rangaraj Velamoor, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Thoracic Surgery
12333 Ne 130th Lane; Tan 320
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Gautam Velamoor is a specialist in cardiac rehabilitation and thoracic surgery. Dr. Velamoor's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic valve replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth and Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Velamoor completed his residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael S Mulligan, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; Box 356310, Uwmc Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan, who practices in Seattle, WA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Mulligan attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Mulligan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Valley Medical Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union.

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Clinical Interests: Endarterectomy, Transplant Procedures, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $681 - $4,860
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $225 - $1,488
Dr. Kenneth William Gow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Kenneth Gow's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care); he sees patients in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. Dr. Gow's education and training includes medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He accepts Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gow include: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine - 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Research, Central Line Placement

Dr. John Henry Trescher Waldhausen, MD
Specializes in Organ Transplantation, Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. John Waldhausen practices organ transplantation, pediatric surgery, and general surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Waldhausen attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Waldhausen has received the following distinctions: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Problems, Neonatal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Nelson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1135 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 605
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. David Nelson is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Nelson is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nelson include: King County Heroes Breakfast: Workplace Rescue Award Seattle Met : Top Doctors and Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aorta Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Susumu Binford, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1135 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 605
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Robert Binford's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Binford include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart surgery, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Binford honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Binford has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Met : Top Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Surgical Procedures, Atrial Fibrillation, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Williams Aye, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1101 Madison Street; Suite 850
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Ralph Aye specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Seattle, WA and Issaquah, WA. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and Bellevue Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aye include liposarcoma, foreign body in esophagus, and achalasia. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Aye has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic jejunostomy, laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, VATS lobectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Liposarcoma, Foreign Body in Esophagus, Feeding Tube Insertion, Achalasia, Leiomyosarcoma, Inguinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Swee Lian Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Broadway; Suite 725
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Swee Lian Tan's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery; she sees patients in Seattle, WA. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include thoracic outlet syndrome, thoracostomy, and transtibial (below knee) amputation. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Indonesian. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Tan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Foreign Body in Esophagus, Cryosurgery, Open Biopsy, Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farhood Farjah, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1959 Pacific Street; Box 356310, Uw Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Farhood Farjah sees patients in Seattle, WA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Farjah attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farjah include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Farjah speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Valley Medical Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Problems, Epidemiology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Joseph Lehr, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1600 E Jefferson Street; Suite 110
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Eric Lehr specializes in cardiac surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lehr is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, heart tumor, and epicardial lead placement. Dr. Lehr is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lehr attended medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lehr speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Tumor, Heart Bypass Surgery, Cryosurgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,251
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,338
Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal's medical specialty is bariatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Khandelwal is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $5,132
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,645
Dr. Patrick J Javid, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne; Oa.9. 220 - Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Patrick Javid practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Javid's areas of expertise include metabolism and nutrition issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Javid accepts Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Short ... (Read more)

Dr. Brant Kurt Oelschlager, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Brant Oelschlager sees patients in Seattle, WA. His medical specialty is bariatric surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oelschlager is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Oelschlager is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $3,446 - $6,127
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,138 - $1,873
Dr. Glenn Reid Barnhart, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1600 E Jefferson Street; Suite 110
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Glenn Barnhart's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnhart include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), maze procedure, and heart tumor. Dr. Barnhart is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Barnhart attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinction: Seattle Super Doctors. Dr. Barnhart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Heart Tumor, Heart Bypass Surgery, Cryosurgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark E Hill, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
12333 Ne 130th Lane; Tan 320
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Mark Hill is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Hill is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, atrial fibrillation, and mitral valve repair. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. His distinctions include: Seattle Magazine "Top Doctor" and Seattle Super Doctors. Dr. Hill is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth and Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

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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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