We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthLink 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sterba include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Sterba's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He 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. 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 in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Makowiec include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. Dr. Makowiec is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Makowiec's training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. 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 his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Downers Grove, IL, La Grange, IL, and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nora include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He 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. Brett Joseph Vassallo, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 305
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Brett Vassallo is an urogynecology specialist in Park Ridge, IL and Naperville, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vassallo has a special interest in endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and stress urinary incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vassallo honors. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Vassallo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Pasciak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Pasciak attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pasciak honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Bockrath honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bockrath's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Walsh is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Walsh include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. Dr. Walsh is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

  • 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Pulluru attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally 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, 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 sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. Dr. Hsu honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hsu's practice 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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kolavo's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kolavo is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kolavo welcomes 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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Naperville, IL and Warrenville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Senall include knee problems, hammer toe, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Senall is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Senall completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Naperville, IL, and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, infections, and ankle replacement. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Witkowski's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Witkowski is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mozwecz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Mozwecz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Marc Alan Asselmeier, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Marc Asselmeier is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Asselmeier has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Asselmeier welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,368 - $4,502
  • Medicare Cost: $197 - $1,206
Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 130
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Lee's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with 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. John A Lombardi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. John Lombardi works as an orthopedic surgeon in Glen Ellyn, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lombardi include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Lombardi takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lombardi is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Mount Carmel Health System's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (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.