- 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.
We found 2 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage near Chicago, IL.
Dr. Ami Shah is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and St. Alexius Medical Center.
Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery
All Interests: Anoscopy, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Burns, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Crohn's ... (Read more)
Dr. Prasad Gourineni practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Chicago, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Gourineni has a special interest in spine problems and hip problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery
All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)