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We found 385 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 Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. Dr. Meehan is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Meehan attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Meehan has received the following distinction: 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. Gautam Rangaraj Velamoor, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Thoracic Surgery
12333 Ne 130th Lane; Tan 320
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Gautam Velamoor practices cardiac rehabilitation and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Velamoor include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic valve replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Velamoor is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Velamoor completed a residency program at Virginia Mason Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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
1959 Ne Pacific Street; Box 356310, Uwmc Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan is a thoracic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mulligan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $681 - $4,860
  • Medicare Cost: $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 works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and oncologist. Dr. Gow takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gow completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Gow has received include Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine - 2014. His professional 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. Robert Susumu Binford, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1135 116th Avenue Ne; Suite #605
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Robert Binford is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Bellevue, WA. His areas of expertise include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Binford is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Met : Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Gabriel Sorin Aldea, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Gabriel Aldea's specialties are cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Seattle, WA. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Aldea trained at New York Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Super Doctors. Dr. Aldea (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Romanian, and French. He is affiliated with the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Repair

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,073 - $4,599
  • Medicare Cost: $945 - $1,429
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 in Seattle, WA and Federal Way, WA. In Dr. Waldhausen's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Waldhausen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015. His professional 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. David William Nelson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1135 116th Avenue Ne; Suite #605
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. David Nelson specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Bellevue, WA. Dr. Nelson is especially interested in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is an in-network provider 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. He has received distinctions including Seattle Met : Top Doctors; Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors; and King County Heroes Breakfast: Workplace Rescue Award. His 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, Mitral ... (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 works as a thoracic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Farjah include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Farjah studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He speaks Persian. Dr. Farjah 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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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Ralph Aye practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Aye's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, liposarcoma, and foreign body in esophagus. Dr. Aye's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal's specialty is bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Khandelwal attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Khandelwal is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks 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: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,132
  • Medicare Cost: $1,645
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. Patients gave Dr. Tan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include thoracic outlet syndrome, cryotherapy, and thoracostomy. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Tan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Tan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Indonesian.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Foreign Body in Esophagus, Open Biopsy, Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (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 cardiac surgery specialist. He attended the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta for residency. His clinical interests include maze procedure, cryotherapy, and heart tumor. Dr. Lehr's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Lehr speaks German. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,251
  • Medicare Cost: $1,338
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. In his practice, Dr. Javid focuses on metabolism and nutrition issues. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency 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. 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: 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 is a specialist in bariatric surgery. He works in Seattle, WA. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Oelschlager has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,446 - $6,127
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Barnhart has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnhart include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), maze procedure, and cryotherapy. His professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He is an in-network provider 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). Dr. Barnhart has received the following distinction: Seattle Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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