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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
101 W University Avenue
Champaign, IL
(217) 366-8107

Dr. Syed Hussain practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Hussain accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,035 - $4,657
  • Medicare Cost: $934 - $1,141
Christopher John Dangles MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
602 W University Avenue
Urbana, IL
(217) 383-3260; (217) 784-2384

Dr. Chris Dangles is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dangles's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Dangles performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Foot and Ankle, Hip, Knee, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Trauma/Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
101 W University Avenue
Champaign, IL
(217) 366-1243

Dr. Ashok Jagasia works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Champaign, IL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jagasia studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,092 - $2,172
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $659

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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.