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We found 33 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Preferred Plan Inc. EPO near Arlington Heights, IL.

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. 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. 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. 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) in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Doshi's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doshi accepts. Before completing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Doshi attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks 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. Yuriy Bukhalo, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
880 W. Central Road; Suite 3600
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Yuriy Bukhalo practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Bukhalo attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Bukhalo include pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Bukhalo is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bukhalo's 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: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $596
Dr. Shaun Thomas OLeary, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
880 W. Central Road; Suite 4100
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Shaun O'Leary's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include concussion, parkinson's disease, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. O'Leary takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Delphi, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. O'Leary is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Epilepsy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Nerve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pablo Soto's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. Dr. Soto is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Soto attended Duke University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Jeffrey P Norris, MD
Specializes in Urology
900 Rand Road; Suite 120
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Norris specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Norris has indicated that his clinical interests include female urologic disorders and da vinci surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Norris trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Norris is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Vishvanath C Karande, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
880 W Central Road; Suite 3400
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Vishvanath Karande specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Karande include male infertility, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hysteroscopy. Patients gave Dr. Karande an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. His residency was performed at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Karande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Endocrine Diseases, Male Infertility

Dr. Keith E Schroeder, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 West Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Keith Schroeder specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroeder include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Schroeder is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Schroeder attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schroeder accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,279 - $8,446
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $1,235
Dr. Gordon R Gluckman, MD
Specializes in Urology
900 Rand Road; Suite 120
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Gordon Gluckman is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Des Plaines, IL and Buffalo Grove, IL. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Gluckman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gluckman honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,680 - $9,800
  • Medicare Cost: $221 - $748
Dr. Paul S Nourbash, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 East Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Paul Nourbash is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Nourbash focuses on knee problems, knee surgery, and minimally invasive hip replacement. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Nourbash trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement

All Interests: Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery

Dr. Alan Bruce Loren, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
880 West Central Road; Suite #5000
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Alan Loren's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Loren obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer surgery, minor surgery, and thyroid surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Loren is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Skin Cancer, Minor Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,870
  • Medicare Cost: $510
Dr. Ciro Cirrincione, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
120 East Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Ciro Cirrincione specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. These areas are among Dr. Cirrincione's clinical interests: knee problems, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirrincione takes. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cirrincione completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Cirrincione is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,279 - $8,446
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $1,238
Narendra R Patel
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
120 East Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Patel works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), arthroscopic surgery, and ankle replacement. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: MRI, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, ... (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.