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We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Algonquin, IL.

Dr. Stephen A Madry, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
27750 W Highway; 22 Ste 100
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Madry practices plastic surgery in Elk Grove Village, IL and Barrington, IL. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madry accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Madry attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
602 Fox Glen Court
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Aijaz Alvi is an ear, nose and throat specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Alvi focuses on sinuplasty, hearing test, and allergy testing. Dr. Alvi is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvi honors. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Hearing Test, Sinuplasty, Sinus Surgery, Allergy Testing, Endoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,233 - $11,893
  • Medicare Cost: $494 - $2,604
Dr. David Alan Goodman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
390 E Congress Parkway; Unit M
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. David Goodman works as an otolaryngologist in Crystal Lake, IL, Barrington, IL, and Woodstock, IL. Dr. Goodman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include ear infection, facial reconstruction, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from State University of New York (SUNY). He completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Goodman is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Infection, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Larynx Problems, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $468
  • Medicare Cost: $347
Dr. Christopher Skapallis Michael, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2971 W Algonquin Road; Suite 107
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Michael sees patients in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Michael's areas of expertise include the following: novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Michael has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: NovaSure, Infertility, Botox Injection, Injectable Fillers, Da Vinci Surgery, Endometriosis

Dr. Michael G Kogan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2971 West Algonquin Road; Suite #101-a
Algonquin, IL
 

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. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kogan takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital.

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

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

Dr. David Stephen Hemmer, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2971 W. Algonquin Road; Suite 102
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. David Hemmer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Hemmer attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Allergies

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,080
  • Medicare Cost: $365
Dr. Mehran Jabbarzadeh, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
27750 W Highway; 22 Ste 100
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Mehran Jabbarzadeh practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ankara University. Dr. Jabbarzadeh's training includes a residency program at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Jabbarzadeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Persian and Turkish. Dr. Jabbarzadeh is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Centegra Health System. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,411 - $2,837
  • Medicare Cost: $505 - $1,003
Dr. Gunnar Thors, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1474 Merchant Drive
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Gunnar Thors is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Thors a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Thors include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital and Centegra Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Thors attended the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary L Livingston, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
390 E Congress Parkway; Unit M
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Gary Livingston practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Livingston average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep apnea, sinus problems, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System and Centegra Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Livingston attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Problems, Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Larynx Problems, Neck Problems, Mouth ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $352
  • Medicare Cost: $342
Dr. Mouyyad Wakaa Rahaby, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
27750 W Highway; 22 Ste 100
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Mouyyad Rahaby's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Vista Health System and Centegra Health System. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Rahaby attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahaby accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,411 - $2,837
  • Medicare Cost: $503 - $982
Dr. Brad L Epstein, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2971 W Algonquin Road; Suite 107
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Brad Epstein specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include gynecological problems, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: NovaSure, Infertility, Botox Injection, Injectable Fillers, Da Vinci Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Raja Chatterji, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2230 Huntington Drive N
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Raja Chatterji's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Chatterji a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic floor therapy, and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chatterji is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Chatterji (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Urogynecological Problems, Gynecological Problems, Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Floor Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1009 Route 22; Suite 100
Fox River Grove, IL
 

Dr. James Bresch, who practices in Park Ridge, IL and Fox River Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bresch is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of shoulder problems and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Bresch is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bresch attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy

Dr. Rolando Izquierdo Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
750 Terra Cotta Avenue, Primary Office; Orthoillinois - Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Rolando Izquierdo's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Izquierdo include elbow reconstruction and shoulder reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Izquierdo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Izquierdo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Elbow Reconstruction, Rotator Cuff Injury

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,626 - $6,914
  • Medicare Cost: $178 - $1,081
Dr. Dina A Golbin Hallett, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
602 Fox Glen Court
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Dina Golbin-Hallett is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Barrington, IL, Elgin, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinuplasty, hearing test, and allergy testing. Dr. Golbin-Hallett is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golbin-Hallett accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Hearing Test, Sinuplasty, Sinus Surgery, Allergy Testing, Endoscopy

Gary F Ochwat
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
185 Heritage Drive; Unit 3
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Gary Ochwat is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Elgin, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Ochwat is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Ochwat is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Toenails, ... (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.