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We found 82 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 specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Fond Du Lac, WI and Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Lilly's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lilly accepts. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Milwaukee Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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. Michael Edward Mitchell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Michael Mitchell's areas of specialization are general surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Mitchell has a special interest in lung transplant, minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received the following distinctions: Milwaukee's Top Doctors. Milwaukee Magazine; NIH/NHLBI R01 funding ($3.4M); and National elected/appointed leadership and committee positions. Dr. Mitchell is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Tracheal Reconstruction, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tammy Kindel is a Milwaukee, WI physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kindel's clinical interests: obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Kindel attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas T Sato, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
8915 W. Connell Court
Milwaukee, 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. Jonathan C Gould, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Neurosurgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Jon Gould is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gould include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gould is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gould attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Gould trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Nyack Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Johnstone is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Milwaukee, WI, Menomonee Falls, WI, and West Bend, WI. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Johnstone is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Johnstone is affiliated with 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. Casey M Calkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
8915 W. Connell Court
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Casey Calkins sees patients in Delafield, WI, Milwaukee, WI, and De Pere, WI. His medical specialty is pediatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calkins takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Calkins attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Calkins include: Milwaukee Super Doctors and Top Rated Pediatric Surgeon 2013 in Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Calkins 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. 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's areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Brookfield, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Berlin, WI. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Burhop attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Burhop include breast surgery, breast issues, and vascular surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burhop honors. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,434 - $3,226
  • Medicare Cost: $392 - $611
Dr. George B Haasler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. George Haasler is a Milwaukee, WI physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Haasler speaks German. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,357
  • Medicare Cost: $751
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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Chiang attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chiang has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,580
  • Medicare Cost: $639
Dr. David J Engstrand, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. David Engstrand, who practices in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Engstrand is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Engstrand honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,409
  • Medicare Cost: $457
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 is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. These areas are among Dr. Wu's clinical interests: breast surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Wu is open to new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $678
Dr. Matthew Isaac Goldblatt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue; Department of Surgery
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Matthew Goldblatt's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Milwaukee, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldblatt include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, achalasia, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Goldblatt studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Goldblatt completed a residency program 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, 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 is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Rokkas attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, heart failure surgery, and aorta surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rokkas speaks Greek. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and 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

Dr. Ralph J Galdieri Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
16650 W Bluemound Road; Suite 200
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Ralph Galdieri's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Galdieri is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,264
  • Medicare Cost: $321
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
16650 W Bluemound Road; Suite 200
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Charles Reuben practices cardiothoracic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reuben takes. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,264
  • Medicare Cost: $319

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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.