We found 71 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Brookfield, WI.

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

Dr. R. Lilly is a physician who specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lilly include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Lilly accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Milwaukee Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Agnesian HealthCare.

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

Dr. Tammy Kindel practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kindel obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Michael Edward Mitchell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Michael Mitchell's medical specialty is general surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Mitchell's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mitchell include: Milwaukee's Top Doctors. Milwaukee Magazine; NIH/NHLBI R01 funding ($3.4M); and National elected/appointed leadership and committee positions.

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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. 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. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. These areas are among Dr. Sato's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include present: Listed in Top Doctors, U.S. News & World Report; Milwaukee Super Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. Dr. Sato has an open panel.

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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. 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 practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Brookfield, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Berlin, WI. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Burhop trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He is especially interested in breast surgery, upper endoscopy, and vascular surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burhop takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. Dr. Burhop welcomes 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. Charan Mungara, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Charan Mungara specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Milwaukee, WI and Menomonee Falls, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Mungara include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mungara studied medicine at Mysore Medical College and Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed 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. Casey M Calkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
8915 W. Connell Court
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Casey Calkins is a specialist in pediatric surgery. He works in Delafield, WI, Milwaukee, WI, and De Pere, WI. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. Dr. Calkins is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Calkins attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Top Rated Pediatric Surgeon 2013 in Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine. Dr. Calkins is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Johnstone attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnstone include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital, 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. 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 general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery specialist in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Dr. Chiang's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chiang include breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiang welcomes new patients. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Chiang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. George B Haasler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. George Haasler is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Haasler include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gould average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Gould is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Nyack Hospital. Dr. Gould accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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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 medical specialty is undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: polyps, breast cancer surgery, and soft tissue tumor. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polyps, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higgins include obesity, achalasia, and incisional hernia. Dr. Higgins is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Higgins attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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 specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He practices in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Dr. Engstrand graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Engstrand include polyps, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast cancer surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Engstrand average 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engstrand takes. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Matthew Goldblatt specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Goldblatt's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, achalasia, and hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldblatt 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: , 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' specialty is thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart failure surgery, and aorta surgery. Dr. Rokkas's professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Rokkas speaks Greek.

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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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