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We found 46 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Charles Edward Miller, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
120 Osler Drive; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Charles Miller works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Naperville, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Miller graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include endometriosis, laparoscopic myomectomy, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, in Vitro Fertilization, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sterba's areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sterba has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Lawrence Makowiec, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Richard Makowiec's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Makowiec's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Tennis Elbow, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Osceola Nora, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 400
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora's medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nora 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. Sandra L. K. Banas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1247 Rickert Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Banas is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Banas include hearing loss, dizziness, and meniere's disease. Dr. Banas's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. She is open to new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Shaibani, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 101
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ali Shaibani works as a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Chicago, IL, Naperville, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaibani include vertebroplasty, pain management, and stroke. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Shaibani has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Spine Problems, Stroke, Embolization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brett Joseph Vassallo, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 305
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Brett Vassallo is an urogynecology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and stress urinary incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Vassallo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Vassallo is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,031
  • Medicare Cost: $962
Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
1259 Rickert Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Pasciak accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Pasciak is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
1259 Rickert Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bockrath attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,533 - $3,769
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $207
Dr. Kevin F Walsh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Spalding Drive; 3rd Floor
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Walsh is an orthopedist. Dr. Walsh's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh honors. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Walsh is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,936 - $3,711
  • Medicare Cost: $574 - $650
Dr. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pulluru attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pulluru is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Griffith S Hsu, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 325
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Griffith Hsu is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. Dr. Hsu is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerome L Kolavo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Kolavo sees patients in Naperville, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kolavo completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolavo include spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kolavo's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffery A Senall, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Senall is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Naperville, IL and Warrenville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Senall include knee problems, hammer toe, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Senall has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Senall accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Paul Witkowski, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Witkowski specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Witkowski include hammer toe, infections, and ankle replacement. Dr. Witkowski honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hammer Toe, Ankle Arthroscopy, Bunions, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mozwecz include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. Dr. Mozwecz takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (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.