We found 44 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna near Bolingbrook, IL.

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. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Sterba is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Sterba is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Miller is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He works in Naperville, IL and Schaumburg, IL. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include endometriosis, laparoscopic myomectomy, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice. Dr. Miller has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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. Richard Lawrence Makowiec, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Richard Makowiec works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Makowiec graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Makowiec include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Makowiec speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 400
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Sandra L. K. Banas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1247 Rickert Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Banas' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Banas attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her areas of expertise include hearing loss, dizziness, and meniere's disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Banas is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Brett Vassallo's area of specialization is urogynecology. Dr. Vassallo's areas of clinical interest consist of endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and stress urinary incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Vassallo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vassallo completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He 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, Urogynecological Problems, Stress Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,031
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $962
Dr. Ali Shaibani, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 101
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ali Shaibani is a neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Shaibani attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shaibani has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Pasciak practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Pasciak is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Pasciak accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. These areas are among Dr. Bockrath's clinical interests: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath's practice 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)

Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri Cholkeri-Singh, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
120 Osler Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh practices general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cholkeri-Singh include fibroids, endometrial ablation, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Cholkeri-Singh performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Cholkeri-Singh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Choice, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Hysterectomy, ... (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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Naperville, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Kolavo attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kolavo average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolavo honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kolavo 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 practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Naperville, IL and Warrenville, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Senall include knee problems, hammer toe, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Senall takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Senall's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Kevin F Walsh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Spalding Drive; 3rd Floor
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Walsh sees patients in Naperville, IL and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Walsh average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Walsh attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $2,936 - $3,711
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $574 - $650
Dr. Anup Ashok Bendre, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Anup Bendre sees patients in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bendre's areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Bendre obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hand Problems, Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru sees patients in Plainfield, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pulluru include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pulluru takes. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Pulluru is open to new patients.

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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 works as an otologist and neurotologist. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. His areas of expertise include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hsu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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