We found 368 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's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. Dr. Meehan attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Meehan has received professional recognition including the following: Above and Beyond Recognition Award - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Sept.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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 specializes 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 takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Mulligan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is professionally 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 is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care) specialist in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gow performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gow include: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine - 2014. Dr. Gow's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Farhood Farjah practices thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farjah include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Farjah's professional affiliations include Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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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. Saurabh Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal is a Seattle, WA physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Khandelwal accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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

Dr. Brant Oelschlager is a Seattle, WA physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Oelschlager's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oelschlager is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), maze procedure, and heart tumor. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Barnhart is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the distinction of 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. Patrick J Javid, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne; Oa.9. 220 - Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Patrick Javid sees patients in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Javid's areas of clinical interest consist of metabolism and nutrition issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Javid completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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. David W Nelson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1135 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 605
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. David Nelson, who practices in Bellevue, WA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nelson include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Overlake Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: King County Heroes Breakfast: Workplace Rescue Award Seattle Met : Top Doctors and Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors. Dr. Nelson's practice is open to 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. Swee Lian Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Broadway; Suite 725
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Swee Lian Tan specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Seattle, WA. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, thoracostomy, and transtibial (below knee) amputation. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Indonesian. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. She 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. John H.T. Waldhausen, MD
Specializes in Organ Transplantation, Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. John Waldhausen's areas of specialization are organ transplantation, pediatric surgery, and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Waldhausen takes Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015. Dr. Waldhausen's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Andrew Stone Wright, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Andrew Wright is a bariatric surgeon. He is affiliated with Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Wright takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Hiatal Hernia, Esophageal Spasm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,904
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,843
Dr. Judy Yih-Ru Chen-Meekin, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
801 Broadway; Suite 800
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Judy Chen-Meekin works as a bariatric surgeon in Seattle, WA and Issaquah, WA. Dr. Chen-Meekin is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and hepatobiliary surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Chen-Meekin is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chen-Meekin trained at Boston Medical Center. She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Nutrition Issues, Weight Loss ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Lehr is a Seattle, WA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Lehr is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, heart tumor, and epicardial lead placement. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta, Dr. Lehr attended medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in 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. Brian E Louie, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1221 Madison Street; Suite 400
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Brian Louie is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, liposarcoma, and thoracostomy. Dr. Louie is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Louie's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

All Interests: Liposarcoma, Foreign Body in Esophagus, Achalasia, Leiomyosarcoma, Cryosurgery, Open Biopsy, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
12333 Ne 130th Lane; Suite Tan 420
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. John Ebisu works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Kirkland, WA. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Ebisu trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ebisu honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with EvergreenHealth.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $755

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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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