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We found 34 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Chicago Heights, IL.

Dr. James Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. James Tuchek's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tuchek trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Tuchek is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,291
  • Medicare Cost: $1,349
Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. His clinical interests include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shayani accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron W Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urology
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Jirschele's clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jirschele honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Urinary Stones, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. William Kenneth Payne III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. William Payne is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Payne trained at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Payne honors. His professional affiliations include MetroSouth Medical Center and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $205 - $748
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $616
Dr. John Harold Burke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. John Burke specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Burke attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,051 - $2,332
  • Medicare Cost: $516 - $986
Dr. Adarsh Kumar Bhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Adarsh Bhan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Bhan studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Ranchi University. He trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for his residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhan (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Bhan's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,050 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $321 - $1,053
Dr. William H Spear, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. William Spear is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Spear completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spear is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Franciscan Alliance. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,376
  • Medicare Cost: $558
Dr. Ram P Aribindi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ram Aribindi's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Aribindi is an in-network provider for Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aribindi is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,407 - $9,981
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $1,238
Dr. Narayan Reddy Mulamalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Narayan Mulamalla practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mulamalla attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mulamalla (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mulamalla is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,112
  • Medicare Cost: $540
Dr. Paul Anthony Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Flossmoor, IL
 

Dr. Paul Jones works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Jones has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Jones welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,181
  • Medicare Cost: $1,393
Dr. James Van Siatras, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
20201 Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. James Siatras' area of specialization is general surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siatras is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siatras trained at St. James Hospital and Health Centers. Dr. Siatras is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $747
  • Medicare Cost: $134
Dr. Brad Louis Suprenant, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Brad Suprenant is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suprenant studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Suprenant is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $975 - $3,800
  • Medicare Cost: $447 - $892
Dr. Bassam Habbal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Bassam Habbal is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Oak Lawn, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Habbal trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for his residency. Dr. Habbal's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Franciscan Alliance. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,559 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $565 - $1,056
Dr. John Daniel Andress, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. J. Andress is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Andress studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for his residency. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $975 - $3,800
  • Medicare Cost: $443 - $857
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. John Kung is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kung is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He is in-network for Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,383
  • Medicare Cost: $488
Dr. A. Tom Tom Petropulos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. A. Petropulos is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petropulos honors. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Petropulos speaks Greek. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Petropulos has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 141
  • Uninsured Cost: $934 - $2,233
  • Medicare Cost: $537 - $1,018

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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.