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Dr. Bradley Graham Leshnower, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1365 Clifton Road; 1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Bradley Leshnower is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Leshnower include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral stenosis, and open-heart aortic valve replacement. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Mitral Stenosis, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allan Pickens, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B, Floor 6
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Allan Pickens works as a chest surgeon in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. Dr. Pickens honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pickens include: Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Resident Research Award and UAB Department of Surgery Resident Research Award. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Lobectomy, Tumor, Lung Transplant, Esophagus Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Surgical Procedures, CT ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $698 - $5,622
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $218 - $1,649
Dr. Jeffrey Scott Miller, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1364 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Miller works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Miller trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Mitral Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manu Suraj Sancheti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B, Floor 6
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Manu Sancheti, who practices in Atlanta, GA, Johns Creek, GA, and Decatur, GA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Sancheti attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Lobectomy, Tumor, Lung Transplant, Esophagus Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Surgical Procedures, CT ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Alfred Murphy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
550 Peachtree Street Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Douglas Murphy practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and tumor. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic. Dr. Murphy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Murphy has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Heart Valve Repair, Ablation, Surgical Procedures, CT Scan, Arrhythmias, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Emanuel Halkos, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1364 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Michael Halkos' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Halkos's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and mitral stenosis. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Halkos attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Mitral Stenosis, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Kauten, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
95 Collier Road Nw, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery; Suite 5015
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Kauten is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Piedmont Heart and Vascular. Dr. Kauten is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,406
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $922
Dr. Charley D Procter Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2061 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Charles Procter is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Procter takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $6,164
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $489
Dr. Titus D Duncan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
315 Boulevard Ne; Suite 224
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Titus Duncan is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Atlanta, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duncan include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Duncan attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $6,155
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $855

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
285 Boulevard, Ne; Suite 440
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Larry Hobson sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hobson takes. Dr. Hobson obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 121
  • Charge (avg.): $6,155 - $14,174
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654 - $1,705

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2675 N Decatur Road; Suite 710
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michael Stubbs' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stubbs attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $525
Dr. Lisa M Di Francesco, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
150 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue; Suite 190
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Lisa Difrancesco works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Difrancesco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Difrancesco include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Difrancesco is affiliated with Emory Healthcare. Before performing Dr. Difrancesco's residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Difrancesco attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Difrancesco's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Difrancesco accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Difrancesco's distinctions include: Voted Best at Breast Augmentation, Atlanta and Voted Best at Injectables and FIllers, Atlanta RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Difrancesco is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ashkan Lahiji, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2001 Peachtree Street Ne; Suite 705
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Ashkan Lahiji sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lahiji welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lahiji (or staff) speaks French and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Neurosurgery
1365 Clifton Road; 1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jon Willie is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Willie include parkinson's disease, hemangioma, and hydrocephalus. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, and Mercy Hospital Joplin. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willie takes. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Hemangiomas, Parkinson's Disease, Brain Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameh Akhnoukh Labib, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1364 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sameh Labib is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Labib average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Labib's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, foot problems, and knee replacement. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Labib trained at Jewish General Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: America s Top Doctors by CastleConnelly.com; Best Doctors in Atlanta Atlanta Magazine; and Best Foot and Ankle Paper Kelly Orthopaedic Society, Emory University. Dr. Labib's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Plantar Fasciotomy, Knee Arthroplasty, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Spero G Karas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1364 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Spero Karas is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Karas is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karas's areas of expertise include the following: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), concussion, and knee problems. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Karas studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Karas's training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: "Award Winner" Designation for Instructional Video American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; "Best Seller" Designation for Instructional Video American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and Aircast Pacific Rim Traveling Fellowship American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Karas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, MRI, Neck Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Subacromial Decompression, Knee ... (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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