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We found 29 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthLink 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. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sterba include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Sterba is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sterba's practice is open to new patients. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Makowiec performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. 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, endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Matthew Nora's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Nora include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. Brett Joseph Vassallo, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 305
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Brett Vassallo sees patients in Park Ridge, IL and Naperville, IL. His medical specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Vassallo is especially interested in endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and stress urinary incontinence. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vassallo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests 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. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Kevin F Walsh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Spalding Drive; 3rd Floor
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Walsh works as an orthopedic surgeon in Naperville, IL and Winfield, IL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Walsh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Bockrath is an urologist. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockrath include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bockrath's professional 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. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pulluru include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Pulluru is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pulluru is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hsu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. 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)

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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Senall include knee problems, hammer toe, and sports health. Dr. Senall honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Senall's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes 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 is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Witkowski's clinical interests include hammer toe, infections, and ankle replacement. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witkowski takes. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Witkowski is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Naperville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Lisle, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mozwecz include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Mozwecz accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Asselmeier's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Asselmeier is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting 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. Jerome L Kolavo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Kolavo's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolavo include spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Kolavo trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolavo is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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. James W Wielgolewski, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. James Wielgolewski is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Naperville, IL. Patients gave Dr. Wielgolewski an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and colon cancer. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wielgolewski graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wielgolewski completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wielgolewski is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (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.