We found 10 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' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Reynolds completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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 specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hunter obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hunter welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Esophageal Surgery, Hernia, Stomach ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julia Grabowski's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Grabowski completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grabowski include surgical procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Grabowski has a closed panel.

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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; Suite 4100
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ali Shaibani is a neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. His clinical interests include vertebroplasty, pain management, and stroke. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shaibani attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shaibani has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Spine Problems, Stroke, Embolization, ... (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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Khan has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardiovascular Associates, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 65
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000 - $3,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $573 - $1,012
Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 W Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Arlington Heights, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $2,368 - $4,953
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Doshi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Doshi performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pablo Soto specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Soto completed a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soto include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Soto is professionally 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 is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in 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, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Aortic Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Komnick is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Komnick's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Komnick accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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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.
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