We found 22 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Austell, GA.

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Dr. Gerald Andrew Helms, MS, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1791 Mulkey Road; Suite 101
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gerald Helms' area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Helms attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Helms's professional affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $364 - $2,271
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $167 - $1,071
Dr. Charles Matthew Pesson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Charles Pesson's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Cartersville, GA and Kennesaw, GA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Pesson's professional affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and First Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Freddy A Achecar Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Freddy Achecar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Achecar's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Achecar attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. He has received the following distinctions: Willis C. Campbell Club Rufus H. Aldredge Award; Medical Director, Wellstar Douglas Hospital Joint Replacement Center; and President Medical Staff, Wellstar Douglas Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Achecar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Constantine Carantzas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Anthony Carantzas' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Carantzas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Carantzas is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles J Lewinstein, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 405
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Charles Lewinstein's medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Lewinstein graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lewinstein has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lewinstein is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, WellStar North Fulton Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Sclerotherapy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Isaac Zarge, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 405
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Joseph Zarge's medical specialty is vascular surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Zarge's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, WellStar North Fulton Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Zarge's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Sclerotherapy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Eduardo J Olmedo-De Aldrey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Eduardo Olmedo specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Olmedo is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Olmedo has received the distinction of Team Physician for Allatoona High School. Dr. Olmedo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3875 Austell Road; Suite 201
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Neil Negrin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Negrin's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Nationwide Children's Hospital, OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, and Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tapan K Daftari, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Tapan Daftari's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Austell, GA, Kennesaw, GA, and Marietta, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Daftari average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Daftari include spine reconstruction, lumbar spine surgery, and cervical spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daftari honors. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Daftari has received professional recognition including the following: Wellstar Health System Safety Award; Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery; and Atlanta Magazine. He speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Spine Reconstruction, Cervical Spine Surgery, Spine Problems, Lumbar Spine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary S Simon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gary Simon practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has a special interest in knee problems, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Patients gave Dr. Simon an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received distinctions including Top Doc in Sports Medicine and Lifestyles Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $3,426 - $3,884
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $177 - $1,089
Dr. Jeffrey F Hines, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 102
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hines sees patients in Austell, GA, Riverdale, GA, and Marietta, GA. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hines is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hines honors. Dr. Hines is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Fitzsimons Army Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,437
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,845
Dr. Stanley A Okoro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2285 Asquith Avenue; Suite 200
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Stanley Okoro practices plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Patient ratings for Dr. Okoro average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Okoro is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Okoro attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: Compassionate Doctor award; Philanthropist award; and Resident Research Award, Univ of Texas HSC San Antonio. Dr. Okoro's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Emory Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Emerson, MD
Specializes in Urology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 404
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Emerson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center and Medical Center of Central Georgia for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emerson takes. Dr. Emerson has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Associates in Urology.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $770
Dr. Todd A Sacks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Todd Sacks is an orthopedic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Sacks include knee problems, total hip replacement, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Sacks's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sacks honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Lifestyles Magazine Top Doctor Award Recipient; Lifestyle Magazine Top Doctor Award Recipient; and Former team physician. His professional affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Nathan Blatt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 409
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Jacob Blatt is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Blatt performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 99
  • Charge (avg.): $885 - $2,108
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $455 - $893
Dr. Ali Mortazavi, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Ali Mortazavi is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, spine reconstruction, and general orthopedics. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Mortazavi is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of POH Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mortazavi's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mortazavi takes.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Kyphoplasty, Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Microdiscectomy, Fractures, ... (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.
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