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We found 49 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Appleton, WI.

Dr. Thomas T Sato, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1506 S Oneida Street; 5th Floor
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Sato is a pediatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sato include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Sato's distinctions include: present: Listed in Top Doctors, U.S. News & World Report; Milwaukee Super Doctors; and Best Doctors in America.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Burns, Endocrine Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Edward Wasco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Kevin Wasco is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and trauma surgeon in Neenah, WI. The average patient rating for Dr. Wasco is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wasco include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Wasco attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,052
  • Medicare Cost: $772
Dr. Jeffrey Scott Burkett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Burkett works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and trauma surgeon in Neenah, WI. Dr. Burkett's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Burkett attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Burkett is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David James Schultz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. David Schultz practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Schultz accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Abdominal Cancer, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Problems, Lumbar Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Dionisio James Mariano III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1818 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Dionisio Mariano specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in cardiac catheter ablation and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Mariano is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,897
  • Medicare Cost: $490
Dr. Kenneth Donald Kleist, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 E Grant Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Kenneth Kleist is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kleist's clinical interests include total hip replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, and hip fracture. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kleist trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleist accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Fracture, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Eleanor Schmidt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1818 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Amy Schmidt's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is affiliated with ThedaCare. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Richard Greene, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1305 W American Drive
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Andrew Greene is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Neenah, WI and Berlin, WI. His clinical interests include lumbar laminectomy, cervical laminectomy, and degenerative disc disease. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Greene is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for his residency. Dr. Greene is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Greg Winek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Ste 240-west
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Winek is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and breast cyst. Dr. Winek is affiliated with ThedaCare. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Vascular Disease, Vascular Malformations, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Gerald Eberts, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2501 E Enterprise Avenue; Suite 200
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Eric Eberts is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Eberts is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Eberts is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Sreedevi Sreenarasimhaiah, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2501 E Enterprise Avenue; Suite 200
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Sreedevi Sreenarasimhaiah is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sreenarasimhaiah's clinical interests include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. She is affiliated with ThedaCare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center. In addition to English, she speaks Telugu.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Blakeslee Ballard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Suite 240 West
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Robert Ballard's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Ballard's residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Ballard an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Appendectomy, Abdominal Cancer, Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,198
Dr. Brian Kiesnowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5605 Waterford Lane
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Brian Kiesnowski's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kiesnowski takes. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Anthony Vogt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Ste 240- West
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Philip Vogt works as a general surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vogt trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Vogt include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vogt is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Abdominal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marley L Kercher, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 130
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Marley Kercher practices general gynecology in Neenah, WI and Oshkosh, WI. She speaks German. Her areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Kercher is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Kercher is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Karl Klingbeil, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Suite 240 West
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Klingbeil is a general surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Klingbeil is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Marshfield Clinic. Dr. Klingbeil is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Appendectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Abdominal Cancer, ... (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.