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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' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds takes. Dr. Reynolds graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Reynolds trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reynolds is open to 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. Dr. Hunter graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Her residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hunter's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Grabowski obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Grabowski is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's medical specialty is neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Shaibani attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaibani include vertebroplasty, pain management, and stroke. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shaibani 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Barrington, IL, and Elgin, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Khan honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardiovascular Associates, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
812 E. Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Doshi's areas of expertise include 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 is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn's residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doshi takes.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. Dr. Lin honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He is accepting 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. Pablo F Soto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Pablo Soto is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Soto include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Soto is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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, 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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional 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)

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

Dr. Keith Komnick sees patients in Des Plaines, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Komnick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Komnick honors.

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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.