We found 54 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near New Orleans, LA.

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Hugo St Hilaire
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3700 St Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Hugo St Hilaire sees patients in New Orleans, LA and Lafayette, LA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery, general practice, and general surgery. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. St Hilaire's areas of expertise include the following: chin implants, cheek (mid-face) lift, and cleft lip and palate repair. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Ochsner, and LSU Health New Orleans. Dr. St Hilaire has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Mini Facelift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Dysport Injection, Eyelid Retract ... (Read more)

Brian L Pettiford MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Brian Pettiford's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Pettiford obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,288
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $650
Shawn J Stafford MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Shawn Stafford's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Stafford takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and LSU Health New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

George Frank Chimento MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA

Dr. George Chimento is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chimento is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chimento is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, T ... (Read more)

Michael W Hartman MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue; Box T67
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Michael Hartman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in New Orleans, LA and Kenner, LA. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hartman's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Ochsner and St. James Parish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Luis Manuel Espinoza MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Luis Espinoza is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Espinoza is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and GEHA. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Espinoza performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Fo ... (Read more)

Dr William Richardson MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA

Dr. William Richardson specializes in general surgery. Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richardson takes. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Richardson is affiliated with Ochsner. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $2,687 - $6,109
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $631 - $1,263
Dr Gregory Walker Pippin MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.35 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA

Dr. Gregory Pippin's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pippin's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, botox injection, and liposculpture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Pippin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, Mini Facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Jacob Michael Estes MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Jacob Estes' medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Estes obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $951
Dr David A Jansen MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
Average rating 4.52 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA

Dr. David Jansen works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Thibodaux, LA. Dr. Jansen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Jansen include breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Jansen has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Tumescent Liposuction, Endoscopic Surgery, Mini Facelift

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
502 Rue De Sante; Suite 106
Laplace, LA

Dr. William Johnson works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Johnson's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and St. James Parish Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Johnson performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Charles G Haddad Jr MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3939 Houma Boulevard; 21 Doctors Row
Metairie, LA

Dr. Charles Haddad is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Metairie, LA, Luling, LA, and Destrehan, LA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Haddad is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haddad honors. Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Haddad attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthropla ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $681 - $4,108
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $173 - $1,058
Dr Stephen Eric Metzinger MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (54 ratings)
3223 8th Street; Suite 200
Metairie, LA

Dr. Stephen Metzinger's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Metzinger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Children's Hospital, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Metzinger is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Metzinger has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , Power-Assisted Liposuction, MACS Facelift, Tumescent Liposuction, SlimLipo, Mini Facelift, Endoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retractio ... (Read more)

Dr Andrew Charles Freel MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.93 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
533 Bolivar Street; Floor 5
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Andrew Freel is a plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Freel is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freel include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Ochsner and St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , Mini Facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Su ... (Read more)

Charles Patrick Murphy MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Charles Murphy is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Murphy attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Murphy has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

Robert L Shackleton MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4400 General Meyer Avenue; Suite 308
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Robert Shackleton's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Shackleton's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Shackleton attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscop ... (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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