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We found 87 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 surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Lilly's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Agnesian HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lilly attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. 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 medical specialty is general surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, minimally invasive surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Mitchell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Mitchell 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is accepting 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. Tammy Lyn Kindel, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Tammy Kindel is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kindel include obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Kindel accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She is 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. Thomas T Sato, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
999 N 92nd Street; Suite 730
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Sato is a pediatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sato include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Sato's distinctions include: present: Listed in Top Doctors, U.S. News & World Report; Milwaukee Super Doctors; and Best Doctors in America.

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

Dr. Charan Mungara is a thoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mungara include maze procedure, bronchoscopy, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Mungara attended Mysore Medical College and Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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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, who practices in Delafield, WI, Milwaukee, WI, and De Pere, WI, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calkins include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and burns. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Calkins attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Calkins has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Top Rated Pediatric Surgeon 2013 in Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. His practice is open to 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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Brookfield, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Berlin, WI. Dr. Burhop attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, upper endoscopy, and vascular surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burhop's office for an appointment.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnstone include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Haasler include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haasler honors. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in German. Dr. Haasler's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

  • 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Gould is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Gould's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. 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. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Chiang attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Chiang has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chiang is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He is open to 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. Rana M Higgins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Rana Higgins is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Higgins speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include obesity, achalasia, and incisional hernia. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Higgins obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Dr. Engstrand's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include polyps, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast cancer surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engstrand is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He is accepting 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 specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include polyps, breast cancer surgery, and soft tissue tumor. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wu honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Wu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldblatt include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, achalasia, and hernia. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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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 is a Milwaukee, WI physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, heart failure surgery, and aorta surgery. Dr. Rokkas takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Rokkas attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Greek. Dr. Rokkas's professional affiliations include 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

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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.