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Dr. David Stephen Hemmer MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
2971 W. Algonquin Road; Suite 102
Algonquin, IL
(847) 888-0663; (847) 741-8500

Dr. David Hemmer specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hemmer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Allergy & Immunology

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,080
  • Medicare Cost: $365
Dr. Michael G Kogan MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2971 West Algonquin Road; Suite #101-A
Algonquin, IL
(847) 931-5300; (847) 854-8590

Dr. Michael Kogan sees patients in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee replacement. Dr. Kogan's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Kogan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: ACL Reconstruction, Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle Surgery, Arthroscopic Knee/microfracture, Carpal ... (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.