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We found 75 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Erin Rowell sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rowell include surgical procedures. Dr. Rowell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rowell is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

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. David A Deboer, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
880 W Central Road; Suite 5300
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Deboer is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Deboer graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deboer accepts. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,835
  • Medicare Cost: $587
Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2000 E Algonquin Road; Suite 109
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Schaumburg, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Papierski is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Papierski is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Edward Miller, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
1900 E. Golf Road; Suite L125
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Charles Miller is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He works in Schaumburg, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Miller is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometriosis

Dr. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
581 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Wilson has indicated that his clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hernia, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Taizoon Honeid Baxamusa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Rand Road; Suite 200
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. Dr. Baxamusa takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baxamusa's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Josh Coskun Tunca, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other, Obstetrics
345 West Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Josh Tunca practices gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Tunca attended medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tunca completed residency programs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Tunca include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tunca has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Tunca is conversant in Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Ovarian Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser Surgery, Chemotherapy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,750
  • Medicare Cost: $704
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. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freihage accepts. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Freihage is conversant in Spanish. He 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Ahsan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
880 W. Central Road; Suite 3600
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahsan sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL and Schaumburg, IL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Ahsan trained at Maimonides Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Ahsan focuses on pain management. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $601
Dr. William Sang Min Suhr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
880 W. Central Road; Suite 7100
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. William Suhr's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Suhr speaks Korean. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting) and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Brachytherapy, Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $596
Dr. Richard Seth Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 East Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His clinical interests include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. Dr. Rabinowitz is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Rabinowitz's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabinowitz honors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), minimally invasive spinal fusion

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
342 South Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Israel Berger is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Berger include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berger takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,665
  • Medicare Cost: $684

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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.