We found 57 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near New Orleans, LA.

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Dr. Brian Lamar Pettiford, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brian Pettiford practices cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 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
Dr. Shawn Jason Stafford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Shawn Stafford is a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Stafford's clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Stafford attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Stafford is professionally affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. James Toliver Bennett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Sports Medicine
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. J. Bennett sees patients in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and sports medicine. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Bennett has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bennett takes. Dr. Bennett has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Bennett (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Women's and Children's Hospital, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Chimento works as an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chimento include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chimento has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Gregory Walker Pippin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite N-406
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Pippin practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. Dr. Pippin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Pippin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, mini facelift

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

Dr. Michael Wade Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue; Box T6-7
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Hartman's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and St. James Parish Hospital. Dr. Hartman attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Luis Espinoza practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Kenner, LA, Metairie, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Espinoza is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Espinoza include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Espinoza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and GEHA, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. William S Richardson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Richardson specializes in general surgery. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Richardson completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Coventry, First Health, Humana HMO, and more. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Richardson is professionally 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. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Robert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robert's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2820 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Hugo St Hilaire is a plastic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. St Hilaire include chin implants, cleft lip and palate repair, and breast implant removal. Dr. St Hilaire's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, LSU Health New Orleans, and Ochsner. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. St Hilaire has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

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

Dr. Andrew Charles Freel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
533 Bolivar Street; Floor 5
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Andrew Freel's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Freel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Freel's professional affiliations include Ochsner and St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

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

Dr. Jacob Michael Estes, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jacob Estes' specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Estes has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Estes trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He is 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
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jansen's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and vaginoplasty. He is affiliated with Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Jansen has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Shackleton performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Shackleton has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Stephen Eric Metzinger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3223 8th Street; Suite 200
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Metzinger is a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and dermabrasion. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Metzinger honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Metzinger has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Metzinger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Children's Hospital, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. Warren Roger Bourgeois III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2820 Napoleon Avenue; Suite 620
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Warren Bourgeois' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Bourgeois completed his residency training at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bourgeois include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bourgeois has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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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