We found 128 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Berwyn, IL.

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue; Suite 6237
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakhos honors. Dr. Bakhos's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Lung Transplant, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3231 Euclid Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. James Tuchek's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Tuchek's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tuchek's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Loyola Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $5,291
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,349
Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,485
Dr. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 110, Room 3225
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Paddock performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $848 - $3,696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $212 - $907
Dr. Alexander Dzakovic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Alexander Dzakovic is a pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Heidelberg University for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Dzakovic's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Dr. Dzakovic is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgery

Dr. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Lubawski's areas of expertise include the following: chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. For his residency, Dr. Lubawski trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchial Stent Placement, Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Gangemi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2875 W 19th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Antonio Gangemi is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. In his practice, Dr. Gangemi focuses on robotic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Gangemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Chandra Hassan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1500 S Fairfield Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Chandra Hassan works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Hassan's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He obtained his medical school training at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and the University of Madras and performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hassan honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $6,823
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,261
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Gordon obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $259
Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1431 N Western Avenue; Suite 140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Prodromos is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prodromos completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Polish. Dr. Prodromos is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. William John Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hopkinson's clinical interests include knee problems, sports health, and rehabilitation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Hopkinson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pietro M Tonino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2160 S First Avenue; Maguire Center, Suite 1700
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Pietro Tonino is an orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Tonino average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tonino include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports injuries. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tonino accepts. Dr. Tonino's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Tonino (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Tonino has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Prasad Vrkv Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. Dr. Gourineni is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $2,559 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $579 - $981
Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Alsikafi average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive 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.
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