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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1555 Barrington Road; Lower Level - Women & Childrens Hospital
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Ami Shah, who practices in Chicago, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Shah graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Anoscopy, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Burns, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. David Owen Woodard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
820 Rt; 59 Ste A
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. David Woodard is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Winfield, IL and Bartlett, IL. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Woodard attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Woodard accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,360 - $3,474
  • Medicare Cost: $427 - $685
Dr. Peter C Rantis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Peter Rantis sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Rantis has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rantis include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Rantis obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anorectal Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,494
  • Medicare Cost: $926
Dr. Bill Chiu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1555 Barrington Road; Lower Level - Women & Childrens Hospital
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bill Chiu works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon in Chicago, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Chiu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and neonatal surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Humana HMO. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chiu is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. James M Kane Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. James Kane is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kane's clinical interests include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Kane attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $834 - $3,368
  • Medicare Cost: $358 - $1,684
Dr. Paul J Guske Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Paul Guske is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Guske is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Guske completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Guske average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon Surgery, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $971 - $3,617
  • Medicare Cost: $464 - $1,784
Dr. Jonathan W Wallace, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Wallace's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallace completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Hyperhidrosis, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Varicose Veins, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,493
  • Medicare Cost: $672
Dr. Sandeep S Jejurikar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
1585 N Barrington Road; Suite 601
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Jejurikar is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jejurikar takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jejurikar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Szymon Sami Rosenblatt, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Szymon Rosenblatt's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenblatt include cervical laminectomy, disc replacement, and anterior cervical fusion. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosenblatt attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Rosenblatt is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, 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. Ketan Narandas Jobanputra, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1515 West Lake Street, #208; Alexian Brothers' Hospital Pavilion
Hanover Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Jobanputra is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Jobanputra include menopause, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and MetroSouth Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jobanputra takes. Dr. Jobanputra attended Seth G.S. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Infertility, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Josh Coskun Tunca, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other, Obstetrics
120 W. Golf Road; Suite 212
Schaumburg, 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. Firdausi F Mazda, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 205 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Firdausi Mazda sees patients in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, genital warts, and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Mazda takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, HPV, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1555 N Barrington Road, Suite 415; Doctor's Building #1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a special interest in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stoyan Ivanov Kokocharov, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2500 W Higgins Road; Suite 910
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Stoyan Kokocharov practices general surgery in Hoffman Estates, IL. He studied medicine at Medical University of Sofia. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colonoscopy. Dr. Kokocharov takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kokocharov (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian, Bulgarian, and Russian. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Kokocharov welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,051
  • Medicare Cost: $831
Dr. Jason William Cullen, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
471 W Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Jason Cullen's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Cullen's areas of clinical interest consist of women's health issues, osteopathic medicine, and robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Cullen attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Cullen is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Women's Health Issues, Robotic Surgery

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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.