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Prem Samuel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Prem Samuel is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Samuel include carotid artery stenting, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Samuel is professionally affiliated with Research Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Samuel completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks French and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sigi Parakandan Joseph, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
19101 E Valley View Parkway; Suite B
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sigi Joseph is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Sedalia, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity and skin lesions (growths or marks). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph graduated from St. John's Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Joseph (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Cysts, Obesity, Skin Lesions

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $604
John Collins, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Collins practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Independence, MO. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Collins's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total ... (Read more)

Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Vasamreddy include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), cardiac electrophysiological study, and heart attack. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasamreddy is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara University. His medical residency was performed at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Vasamreddy is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, and Research Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,691 - $2,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $528 - $908
Roger Ray, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
19550 East 39th Street; #105
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Roger Ray is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ray is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Ray attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Ray is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Spinal ... (Read more)

Gregory Ballard, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ballard practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Ballard performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ballard average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Sol Dubin, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sol Dubin sees patients in Independence, MO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Dubin has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dubin honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Herniated Disc, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total ... (Read more)

Kristopher LyBarger, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3889 South Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. K. Lybarger's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lybarger's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He is especially interested in labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lybarger accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Research Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Labor and Delivery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Piontek, MD
Specializes in Urology
19001 E 48th Street S
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Piontek's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Piontek has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic surgery and urinary incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital and Carondelet Health. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Piontek completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piontek honors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery

Anna Soendker, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
19550 E. 39th Street; #310
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Anna Soendker works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soendker obtained her medical school training at Grodno State Medical University and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Synergy Medical Education Alliance.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Annual Gynecological Exam, Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Krempec, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 410
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports injuries. He is affiliated with Research Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Krempec graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Krempec trained at Carolinas Medical Center for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krempec takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Dysplasia, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Sanford McIntosh, MD
Specializes in Urology
19001 E 48th Street S
Independence, MO
 

Dr. James McIntosh is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. McIntosh has a special interest in robotic prostatectomy and robotic pyeloplasty. Dr. McIntosh takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. McIntosh graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then Dr. McIntosh performed Dr. McIntosh's residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. McIntosh is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic radical nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Radical Nephrectomy, Robotic Pyeloplasty, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

Aruna Rokkam, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3889 South Jackson Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Aruna Rokkam is a medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and consultation. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rokkam's education and training includes medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rokkam is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, and Research Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Laminotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven B Wilkinson, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 105-a
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Steven Wilkinson specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Independence, MO. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wilkinson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers and Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Hydrocephalus, Bell's Palsy, Spinal Fusion, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Jeanne Carpino, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 310
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Carpino specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Labor and ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Allen Hall, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 300
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Hall is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hall has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hall honors. Before completing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Hall attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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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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