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We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept First Health near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Hunter is a pediatric general surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Hunter attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Hunter is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Elaine Grabowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Julia Grabowski is a pediatric general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grabowski include surgical procedures. Dr. Grabowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Grabowski is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Ali Shaibani, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
880 W. Central Road; #4100
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ali Shaibani, who practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: vertebroplasty, pain management, and stroke. Dr. Shaibani is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for his residency. Dr. Shaibani has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Spine Problems, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Nasir Nasir, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 Blesterfield Road, Wimmer Building; Ground Floor
Elk Grove, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Khan practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardiovascular Associates, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Khan takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Khan has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $3,250
  • Medicare Cost: $573 - $1,012
Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 W Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lin has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Lin welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,368 - $4,953
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $1,046
Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
812 E. Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. The average patient rating for Dr. Doshi is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angeline N Beltsos, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
135 N. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 195
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Angeline Beltsos is an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, adolescent gynecology, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Beltsos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Michigan State University. For her professional training, Dr. Beltsos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Beltsos has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Beltsos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter John Thadani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute - Lake Forest Orthopaedics; 1450 Busch Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani sees patients in Libertyville, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Thadani completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Thadani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pablo F Soto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Pablo Soto sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. Dr. Soto is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Soto is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; #300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

Jeffrey Ronald Baker
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1455 E Golf Road; Suite 110
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Baker's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Baker's clinical interests include stress fractures, hammer toe, and foot reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Hoboken University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith L Komnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
581 E Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Keith Komnick works as an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Komnick graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Komnick's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint ... (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.