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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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sato include: present: Listed in Top Doctors, U.S. News & World Report; Milwaukee Super Doctors; and Edward Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. He 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 and practices in Neenah, WI. Dr. Wasco attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Wasco include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wasco honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery and practices in Neenah, WI. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burkett include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Burkett is professionally 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 sees patients in Neenah, WI. His medical specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schultz include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Schultz is affiliated with ThedaCare. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schultz takes. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency 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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending Mayo Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Mariano's areas of clinical interest consist of cardiac catheter ablation and atrial fibrillation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mariano takes. He is professionally 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Appleton, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleist include total hip replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, and hip fracture. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kleist attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmidt include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Schmidt honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is professionally 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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Neenah, WI and Berlin, WI. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Greene include lumbar laminectomy, cervical laminectomy, and degenerative disc disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Greene average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Greene takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 an Appleton, WI physician who specializes in general surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and breast cysts. Dr. Winek is affiliated with ThedaCare. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency.

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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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Eberts's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eberts include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eberts's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. She is affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Sreenarasimhaiah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Sreenarasimhaiah 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. Jeffrey Karl Klingbeil, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Suite 240 West
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Klingbeil's specialty is general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klingbeil include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Klingbeil trained at Marshfield Clinic for residency. He is professionally 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)

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 practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Ballard is affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Ballard honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ballard trained at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kiesnowski's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Kiesnowski takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Vogt accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He 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 is a general gynecologist in Neenah, WI and Oshkosh, WI. Her clinical interests include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Kercher is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Kercher's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She speaks German.

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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.