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We found 83 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 general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Fond Du Lac, WI and Milwaukee, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lilly include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Lilly is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Agnesian HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lilly accepts. He has received the distinction of 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Mitchell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitchell accepts. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Mitchell 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.

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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, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Tammy Kindel's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Milwaukee, WI. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kindel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Kindel's clinical interests include obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Kindel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal ... (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. 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. Casey M Calkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
8915 W. Connell Court
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Casey Calkins works as a pediatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calkins include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. Dr. Calkins is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Calkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Super Doctors and Top Rated Pediatric Surgeon 2013 in Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine.

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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 is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Brookfield, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Berlin, WI. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, upper endoscopy (EGD), and vascular surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burhop 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

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

Dr. David Johnstone practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Johnstone's hospital/clinic 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. George B Haasler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. George Haasler specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haasler include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Haasler takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is 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, Abscesses, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,357
  • Medicare Cost: $751
Dr. Jonathan C Gould, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Neurosurgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Jon Gould works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and neurosurgeon. 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 accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Gould 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. Manfred C Chiang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Manfred Chiang works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chiang include breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Chiang's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chiang 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: , 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 is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He works in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Engstrand include polyps, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Engstrand obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engstrand's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (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 physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: polyps, breast cancer surgery, and soft tissue tumor. Dr. Wu takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Wu trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wu's office for an appointment.

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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

  • 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 hernia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldblatt accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Goldblatt attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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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 thoracic surgery specialist in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Rokkas has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, heart failure surgery, and aorta surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Rokkas graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In addition to English, he 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

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

Dr. Ralph Galdieri is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Reuben is a graduate of 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.