We found 78 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Brookfield, WI.

Dr. Tammy Lyn Kindel, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Tammy Kindel works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Her clinical interests include obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Kindel attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Eric Lilly, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
9200 W Watertown Plank Road; # E5700
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. R. Lilly is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lilly include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Agnesian HealthCare. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lilly trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lilly is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Milwaukee Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Edward Mitchell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Michael Mitchell specializes in general surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mitchell include lung transplant, minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee's Top Doctors. Milwaukee Magazine; NIH/NHLBI R01 funding ($3.4M); and National elected/appointed leadership and committee positions. Dr. Mitchell's professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Tracheal Reconstruction, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Burhop, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. James Burhop is a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include breast surgery, upper endoscopy, and vascular surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burhop accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Burhop attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,434 - $3,226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $392 - $611
Dr. Casey M Calkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
8915 W. Connell Court
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Casey Calkins works as a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Calkins's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calkins takes. Dr. Calkins has received distinctions including Milwaukee Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Top Rated Pediatric Surgeon 2013 in Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Problems, Cancer, Burns

Dr. Thomas T Sato, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
999 N 92nd Street; Suite 730
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Sato is a specialist in pediatric surgery. He works in Milwaukee, WI, Neenah, WI, and Appleton, WI. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. Dr. Sato is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sato has received include present: Listed in Top Doctors, U.S. News & World Report; Milwaukee Super Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. David W Johnstone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. David Johnstone works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnstone include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Johnstone takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hiatal Hernia, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Lung Volume Reduction ... (Read more)

Dr. Charan Mungara, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Charan Mungara's specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. Dr. Mungara's professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mungara obtained his medical school training at Mysore Medical College and Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Bronchoscopy, Maze Procedure, Heart Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manfred C Chiang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Manfred Chiang is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He works in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Chiang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiang accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David J Engstrand, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. David Engstrand's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. On average, patients gave Dr. Engstrand a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: polyps, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engstrand's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,409
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $457
Dr. George B Haasler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. George Haasler's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Haasler's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haasler honors. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Tumor, Lung Transplant, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Abscess, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $5,357
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $751
Dr. Jonathan C Gould, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Neurosurgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Jon Gould specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and neurosurgery. Dr. Gould 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 Wisconsin for residency. His clinical interests include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gould honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Nyack Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Gastroparesis, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bobby Wu, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Bobby Wu's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Wu's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include polyps, breast cancer surgery, and colectomy (colon resection). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wu accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Wu welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Colectomy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $678
Dr. Rana M Higgins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Rana Higgins is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, achalasia, and incisional hernia. Dr. Higgins accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Umbilical Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Upper Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Isaac Goldblatt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue; Department of Surgery
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Matthew Goldblatt's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, achalasia, and hernia. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Goldblatt accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldblatt graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, robotic surgery, incisionless fundoplication, laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

All Interests: Achalasia, Incisionless Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Chris K Rokkas, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 3510
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Chris Rokkas, who practices in Milwaukee, WI, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. Dr. Rokkas's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, heart failure surgery, and aorta surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Rokkas is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Failure Surgery, Aorta Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Heart Surgery

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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.
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