We found 45 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sterba include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Sterba takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sterba trained 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sterba's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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, who practices in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Makowiec include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Makowiec's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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 reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist 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). Patient reviews placed Dr. Miller at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, in Vitro Fertilization, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological ... (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 sees patients in Naperville, IL and Warrenville, IL. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Senall's clinical interests: knee problems, hammer toe, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Senall obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Senall is conversant in 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. Jerome L Kolavo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Kolavo specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolavo include spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kolavo trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kolavo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Nora is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Banas's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, dizziness, and meniere's disease. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Banas 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. David M Mochel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David Mochel is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mochel include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Mochel completed his residency training at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Brett Vassallo is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vassallo include endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and stress urinary incontinence. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Vassallo's professional affiliations include 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. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Shaibani attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, pain management, and stroke. Dr. Shaibani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Shaibani is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pasciak attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pasciak has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is an urologist. His clinical interests include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Bockrath attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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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's area of specialization is general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Cholkeri-Singh's clinical interests: fibroids, endometrial ablation, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cholkeri-Singh trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. Kevin F Walsh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Spalding Drive; 3rd Floor
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Walsh works as an orthopedist. Dr. Walsh has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Walsh completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $2,936 - $3,711
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $574 - $650
Dr. Gregory Paul Witkowski, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Witkowski is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe, infections, and ankle replacement. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Witkowski performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
1259 Rickert Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon sees patients in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Lyon attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lyon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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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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