We found 86 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept WellPoint near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Shari Lynn Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shari Meyerson works as a chest surgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Meyerson graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, esophageal surgery, and mediastinal tumor. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Mediastinal Tumor

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $1,352 - $7,453
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $260 - $1,680

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

Dr. Ami Shah is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Dr. Shah completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis 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. Patrick McGuane McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy's specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. McCarthy's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. McCarthy include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. McCarthy has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari is a physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vicari's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Ankit Bharat, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankit Bharat is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Christian Medical College for medical school, Dr. Bharat completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bharat has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander P Nagle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Nagle graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nagle honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nagle is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,724
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,024
Dr. Eric S Hungness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eric Hungness is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Hungness attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hungness include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hungness is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Darchon Huang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 3c
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Henry Huang is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Huang studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Huang trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Ablation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Insertion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Gregory Paprosky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1611 W Harrison Street; Suite 400
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Paprosky, who practices in Winfield, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Paprosky attended McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and hip problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paprosky (or staff) is conversant in French and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Paprosky welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Joseph Ross Leventhal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Leventhal practices transplant surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leventhal include pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Dr. Leventhal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Leventhal is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Abdominal Organ Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
820 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu, who practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liu's office for an appointment. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Kidney Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Chilelli sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Geneva, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and partial knee arthroplasty. Dr. Chilelli takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Chilelli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He 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. Bradley Paul Knight, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 19-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Knight practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), catheter ablation, and pacemaker. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Knight honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Knight graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,835
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $587
Dr. Magdy Peter Milad, MS, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2400; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Magdy Milad's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He practices in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milad include laparoscopic hysterectomy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. Dr. Milad is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Milad attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Milad has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Myomectomy, Ovarian Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie Street 13th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel, who practices in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Patel attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2300 Children's Plaza; Box 24
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren works as a pediatric urologist. Dr. Lindgren's clinical interests encompass hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lindgren is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (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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