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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 works as a pediatric surgeon in Milwaukee, WI, Neenah, WI, and Appleton, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Sato include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. Dr. Sato takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Sato's residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received distinctions including present: Listed in Top Doctors, U.S. News & World Report; Milwaukee Super Doctors; and Edward Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. Dr. Sato's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wasco include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Wasco completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Upper Endoscopy, Lumbar Spine Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (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's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. He practices in Neenah, WI. Patient ratings for Dr. Burkett average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burkett takes. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Burkett trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. He 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 in Neenah, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Schultz include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schultz takes. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Schultz trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Dionisio Mariano is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Neenah, WI and Appleton, WI. Dr. Mariano's areas of expertise include cardiac catheter ablation and atrial fibrillation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Mayo Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Mariano completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kleist include total hip replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, and hip fracture. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kleist graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Schmidt average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Neenah, WI and Berlin, WI. These areas are among his clinical interests: lumbar laminectomy, cervical laminectomy, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Greene is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Greene completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Patient ratings for Dr. Greene average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert Ballard is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery specialist. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ballard's clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Ballard attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Ballard 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. Thomas Greg Winek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Ste 240-west
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Winek is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Appleton, WI. These areas are among Dr. Winek's clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and breast cysts. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winek accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Appleton, WI, Neenah, WI, and Waupaca, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Eberts is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sreenarasimhaiah include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sreenarasimhaiah attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Sreenarasimhaiah is conversant in Telugu. She is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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. Dr. Klingbeil's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Klingbeil completed his residency training at Marshfield Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Brian Kiesnowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5605 Waterford Lane
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Brian Kiesnowski's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kiesnowski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kiesnowski honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kiesnowski 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 practices general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Vogt is affiliated with ThedaCare. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vogt graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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 sees patients in Neenah, WI and Oshkosh, WI. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kercher include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Kercher attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She is conversant in German. Dr. Kercher is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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)

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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.