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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Land of Lincoln near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Brian J Chilelli, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
626 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1350
Chicago, IL

Dr. Brian Chilelli is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and partial knee arthroplasty. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chilelli accepts. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Chilelli attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
675 N St Clair Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL

Dr. Albert Lin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,368 - $4,953
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $1,046
Paras K Parekh
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2320 N Damen Avenue; Suite 1 F
Chicago, IL

Dr. Paras Parekh practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Parekh completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Parekh include diabetes, sports injuries, and surgical procedures. Dr. Parekh's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Parekh honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and United Healthcare PPO. In addition to English, Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, Wounds, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $728
  • Medicare Cost: $207
Dr. Martin Borhani, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1740 W Taylor Street; Suite 2200
Chicago, IL

Dr. Martin Borhani is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include carotid artery surgery, varicose veins, and peripheral vascular surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borhani takes. Dr. Borhani graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Borhani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Borhani is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting, Stent Placement, Abdominal Surgery, Aorta Surgery, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Natasha R Harvey
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2525 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

Dr. Natasha Harvey's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; she sees patients in Buffalo Grove, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Schaumburg, IL. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Harvey is especially interested in da vinci surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. In addition to English, Dr. Harvey speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery

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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.