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's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rowell include surgical procedures. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rowell completed a residency program at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease, Ovarian Cyst, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Issues, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds practices pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of 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 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 physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Hunter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hunter is open to 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)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
880 W Central Road; Suite 5300
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Deboer is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Deboer honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Papierski's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Papierski's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Naperville, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Miller graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include endometriosis, laparoscopic myomectomy, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. Dr. Baxamusa is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Baxamusa include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Baxamusa's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's area of specialization is general surgery. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Wilson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. 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. 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. Dr. Tunca is especially interested in colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and chemotherapy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Tunca speaks Turkish. Dr. Tunca's 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. Richard Seth Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 East Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rabinowitz include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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)

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) in Elk Grove Village, IL, Barrington, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Khan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan is 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. 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Lin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting 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 the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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. Matthew Aaron Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 East Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Bernstein is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: hand problems, carpal tunnel surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. Dr. Bernstein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bernstein attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Open Reduction and Internal Fixation ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Freihage's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erwin George Szela Jr., MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
675 W. Central Road; Suite 101
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Erwin Szela is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Szela is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szela include gynecological problems and da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Gynecological Problems

Dr. William Sang Min Suhr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
880 W. Central Road; Suite 7100
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. William Suhr is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting) and angioplasty. Dr. Suhr is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. He is conversant in Korean.

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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

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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.