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We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Alwyn Dalvester Harriott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
420 Schmidt Road; #235
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Alwyn Harriott is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harriott include thyroid problems, celiac disease, and inguinal hernia repair. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harriott graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Harriott's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ramanathapur Natesh is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Natesh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Hinsdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Rejowski's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Rejowski has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He has received the following distinction: 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's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Patel's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and contraception (birth control). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. 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, who practices in La Grange, IL and Bolingbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with 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 gynecologist. In addition to English, Dr. Curcio (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Curcio's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Curcio takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.