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We found 305 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 is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and pediatric critical care specialist in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meehan include colorectal problems, hepatobiliary disorders, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Meehan graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Above and Beyond Recognition Award - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Sept. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sports Health, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gautam Velamoor's specialties are cardiac rehabilitation and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic valve replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Velamoor is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Velamoor attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. He 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, Heart Valve Replacement, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Mulligan is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery and transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include transplant surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Mulligan is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Valley Medical Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union. He accepts Medicare insurance. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Mulligan (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $681 - $4,860
  • Medicare Cost: $225 - $1,488
Dr. Robert Susumu Binford, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1135 116th Avenue Ne; Suite #605
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Robert Binford works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Binford's clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the following distinction: Seattle Met : Top Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Ralph Aye sees patients in Seattle, WA and Issaquah, WA. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Aye include lung cancer, achalasia, and lung surgery. Dr. Aye is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Aye attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Aye has received the following distinction: Seattle Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Mediastinal Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Nelson is a Bellevue, WA physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Nelson has indicated that his clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nelson has received include Seattle Met : Top Doctors; Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors; and King County Heroes Breakfast: Workplace Rescue Award.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

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

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

Dr. Brant Oelschlager practices bariatric surgery in Seattle, WA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oelschlager include esophageal cancer, esophageal surgery, and hernia. Patients gave Dr. Oelschlager an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,616 - $6,127
  • Medicare Cost: $1,492 - $1,873
Dr. Gabriel Sorin Aldea, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Gabriel Aldea is a cardiac surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Aldea (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Romanian, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aldea include heart surgery and vascular surgery procedures. He is affiliated with the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Aldea has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Endovascular Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,073 - $4,599
  • Medicare Cost: $945 - $1,429
Dr. Glenn Reid Barnhart, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1600 E Jefferson Street; Suite 110
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Glenn Barnhart works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Seattle, WA. Dr. Barnhart's clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of 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). Dr. Barnhart has received the distinction of Seattle Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, Mini-Maze procedure

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical ... (Read more)

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 specializes in organ transplantation, pediatric surgery, and general surgery and practices in Seattle, WA and Federal Way, WA. Dr. Waldhausen graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Waldhausen include: 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: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Lehr's specialty is cardiac surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, coronary angiogram, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Lehr is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Lehr graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, Mini-Maze procedure, endoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Coronary Angiogram, Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Replacement, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,251
  • Medicare Cost: $1,338
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. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: endovascular stent grafting, angioplasty, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Tan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Indonesian. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Aneurysm, Aorta Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Gow attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Research

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

Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal is a bariatric surgeon in Seattle, WA. Dr. Khandelwal has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Khandelwal is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,132
  • Medicare Cost: $1,645
Dr. Mark E Hill, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
12333 Ne 130th Lane; Tan 320
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Mark Hill sees patients in Seattle, WA and Kirkland, WA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hill include minimally invasive surgery, atrial fibrillation, and mitral valve repair. Dr. Hill accepts Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hill include: Seattle Magazine "Top Doctor" and Seattle Super Doctors. Dr. Hill's hospital/clinic affiliations include EvergreenHealth and Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Valve Surgery, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thien Khai Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1231 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 515
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Thien Nguyen works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Bellevue, WA. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Seattle Magazine 2015 Top Docs. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,536
  • Medicare Cost: $1,815

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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.