We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Columbia, MO.

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Dr. David E Hockman, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. David Hockman works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Hockman has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Dr. Hockman is professionally affiliated with Boone Hospital Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Patrick A Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Smith's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Columbia, MO. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His professional affiliations include Boone Hospital Center and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $1,689 - $2,937
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $169 - $1,022
Dr. Peter K Buchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Peter Buchert is a Columbia, MO physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Buchert is affiliated with Boone Hospital Center. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Buchert is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,140
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $534
Dr. Mark Alan Adams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Mark Adams sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Adams is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams honors. Dr. Adams is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Boone Hospital Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,975
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513
Dr. Thomas R Highland, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Highland works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in disabilities and spine problems. Dr. Highland is professionally affiliated with Boone Hospital Center. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Highland attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Clinical Interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Disabilities, Spine Problems, Thoracic Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $4,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $725
Dr. Steven Martin Dresner, MD
Specializes in Urology
105 North Keene Street; Suite 201
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Steven Dresner is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Boone Hospital Center and Associates in Urology. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Dresner performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,731
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,632
Dr. Paul William Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3220 Bluff Creek Drive; Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Paul Humphrey is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Humphrey's professional affiliations include Boone Hospital Center and Columbia Surgical Associates.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,247
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,209
Dr. Jeffrey W Parker, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Parker is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Columbia, MO. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parker is professionally affiliated with Boone Hospital Center. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parker is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $4,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $641

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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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