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We found 287 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 his practice, Dr. Meehan focuses on robotic surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. Dr. Meehan obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Meehan has received the distinction of 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gautam Velamoor is a cardiac rehabilitation specialist and thoracic surgeon. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic valve replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include EvergreenHealth and Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. Dr. Velamoor graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Robert Binford is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Binford include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He takes Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Dr. Binford's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally Invasive 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 works as a chest surgeon in Seattle, WA. He honors Medicare insurance. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Mulligan (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Mulligan 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

  • 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 specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care) and practices in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. Dr. Gow is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His 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. His distinctions 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

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

Dr. David Nelson's specialty is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Nelson is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Nelson attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His distinctions 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. Ralph Williams Aye, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1101 Madison Street; Suite 850
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Ralph Aye's specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Aye include cryotherapy, liposarcoma, and foreign body in esophagus. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Aye completed his residency training at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and Bellevue Hospital Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Aye a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Seattle Super Doctors.

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

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

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. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Aldea studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York Hospital. He has received the distinction of Seattle Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Aldea (or staff) speaks 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's areas of specialization are organ transplantation, pediatric surgery, and general surgery; he sees patients in Seattle, WA and Federal Way, WA. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Waldhausen's professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. 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 takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Waldhausen's 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: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Problems, Neonatal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brant Oelschlager works as a bariatric surgeon. He is professionally 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. He honors 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

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,616 - $6,127
  • Medicare Cost: $1,492 - $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 cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnhart include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), thoracic outlet syndrome, and cryotherapy. Dr. Barnhart is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Barnhart's 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Cryosurgery, Foreign Body in Esophagus, Achalasia, Heart Bypass Surgery, ... (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 professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lehr completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. Dr. Lehr speaks German.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,251
  • Medicare Cost: $1,338
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. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Khandelwal trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks 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

  • 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 medical specialty is vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, cryotherapy, and thoracostomy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mark Hill's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hill include minimally invasive surgery, atrial fibrillation, and mitral valve repair. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Hill's education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Seattle Magazine "Top Doctor" and Seattle Super Doctors. Dr. Hill is affiliated with 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. Patrick J Javid, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne; Oa.9. 220 - Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Patrick Javid's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He practices in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in metabolism and nutrition issues. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. Dr. Javid honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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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.