We found 127 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Berwyn, IL.

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

Dr. James Tuchek is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tuchek's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Tuchek welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,291
  • Medicare Cost: $1,349
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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bakhos's areas of expertise include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bakhos studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bakhos speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $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's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Her clinical interests include achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. Dr. Paddock attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Alexander Dzakovic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Alexander Dzakovic is a specialist in pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Dzakovic is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Heidelberg University, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. His professional 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 has an open panel.

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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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Maywood, IL and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lubawski include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lubawski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (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 is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Nawas focuses on esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nawas obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $3,696
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $907
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. Before completing his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Hassan attended medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and the University of Madras. Dr. Hassan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,823
  • Medicare Cost: $1,261
Dr. Antonio Gangemi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2875 W 19th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Antonio Gangemi is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Chicago, IL. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gangemi's areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gangemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Gordon an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $920
  • Medicare Cost: $259
Dr. Matthew Osceola Nora, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Downers Grove, IL, La Grange, IL, and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nora include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,559 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $981
Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894
Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1431 N Western Avenue; Suite 140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos sees patients in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prodromos include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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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. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology; she sees patients in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Mueller's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mueller accepts. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mueller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Enterocele Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Ureter ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren sees patients in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. In Dr. Lindgren's practice, he is particularly interested in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lindgren's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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. Victor G Cimino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 110, Room 3255
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Victor Cimino is a specialist in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cimino include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Cimino attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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.