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We found 32 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Neenah, WI.

Dr. Thomas T Sato, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
130 Second Street
Neenah, 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. Kevin Edward Wasco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Kevin Wasco is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and trauma surgeon in Neenah, WI. The average patient rating for Dr. Wasco is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wasco include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Wasco attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,052
  • Medicare Cost: $772
Dr. Jeffrey Scott Burkett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Burkett works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and trauma surgeon in Neenah, WI. Dr. Burkett's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Burkett attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Burkett is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David James Schultz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. David Schultz practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Schultz accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Abdominal Cancer, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Problems, Lumbar Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Dionisio James Mariano III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Dionisio Mariano specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in cardiac catheter ablation and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Mariano is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,897
  • Medicare Cost: $490
Dr. Amy Eleanor Schmidt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 270
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Amy Schmidt's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is affiliated with ThedaCare. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Richard Greene, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1305 West American Drive
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Andrew Greene is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Neenah, WI and Berlin, WI. His clinical interests include lumbar laminectomy, cervical laminectomy, and degenerative disc disease. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Greene is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for his residency. Dr. Greene is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Gerald Eberts, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Theda Clark Plaza; Suite 130
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Eric Eberts is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Eberts is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Eberts is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Sreedevi Sreenarasimhaiah, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 130
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Sreedevi Sreenarasimhaiah is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sreenarasimhaiah's clinical interests include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. She is affiliated with ThedaCare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center. In addition to English, she speaks Telugu.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Kiesnowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5605 Waterford Lane
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Brian Kiesnowski's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kiesnowski takes. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Marley L Kercher, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 130
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Marley Kercher practices general gynecology in Neenah, WI and Oshkosh, WI. She speaks German. Her areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Kercher is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Kercher is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Amber Lynn Ganski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 130
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Amber Post is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Neenah, WI and Oshkosh, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Post include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Post honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. James Vincent OLeary, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 270
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. James O'Leary sees patients in Appleton, WI and Neenah, WI. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. O'Leary is affiliated with ThedaCare. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Leary attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle M Koellermeier, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 130
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Michelle Koellermeier is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Neenah, WI and Waupaca, WI. Dr. Koellermeier attended medical school at New York Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Koellermeier completed a residency program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koellermeier include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Koellermeier (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Rami S Kaldas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 133
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Rami Kaldas specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Neenah, WI and Appleton, WI. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaldas's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaldas attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He speaks German.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Kenneth Burton Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
119 E Bell Street
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Larry Burton is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Dr. Burton's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Burton is conversant in German. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Allergies, Ear Cancer, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Throat Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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.