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We found 76 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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. Dr. Rowell's clinical interests include surgical procedures. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rowell is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunter takes. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her 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. David A Deboer, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
880 W Central Road; Suite 5300
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Deboer specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Deboer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Papierski average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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 East Golf Road; Suite L125
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Charles Miller's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. 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. His clinical interests include endometriosis, laparoscopic myomectomy, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Miller's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, in Vitro Fertilization, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Baxamusa is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Baxamusa speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
581 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson works as a general surgeon. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Wilson trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hernia, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Josh Tunca, who practices in Palatine, IL and Schaumburg, IL, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Tunca attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Tunca average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tunca honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tunca include: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. His professional 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Khan attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Khan takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Freihage honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Freihage speaks 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, 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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahsan is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ahsan focuses on pain management. Dr. Ahsan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Ahsan completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahsan's professional 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 sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Suhr's areas of expertise consist of stent placement (stenting) and angioplasty. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rabinowitz include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. Dr. Rabinowitz is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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, who practices in Skokie, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Berger (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Berger's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Parag Doshi's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. His clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Doshi is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Doshi's 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)

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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.