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We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Ramanathapur K Natesh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
640 S Washington Street; Suite 380
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ramanathapur Natesh is a physician who specializes in general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Natesh (or staff) speaks Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Natesh include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Natesh is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Natesh graduated from Mysore Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,696
  • Medicare Cost: $722
Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 130
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Rejowski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
215 Remington Boulevard; #l
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. James Rejowski is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rejowski is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rejowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Salivary Gland Problems, Tonsillectomy, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Shamim Y Patel, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 204
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Shamim Patel is a Woodridge, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: essure, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jody Y Lin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
550 E Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jody Lin is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Lin attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of expertise include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giovanni Curcio, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 230
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Giovanni Curcio is a general gynecology specialist. Dr. Curcio's areas of expertise include essure, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Curcio attended medical school at the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Curcio (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Contraception, ... (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.