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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
840 S Wood Street; Suite 416
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ami Shah practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Anoscopy, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Burns, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Gourineni graduated from Andhra Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Yelena Boumendjel
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yelena Boumendjel is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Boumendjel completed a residency program at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Boumendjel speaks Russian. Dr. Boumendjel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems, Correctional Health

John F Grady
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Grady practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry in Oak Lawn, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Grady is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Ankle Arthroscopy, Foot Arthroscopy, Foot Problems, Nerve Decompression Surgery, ... (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.
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