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 is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. She has a special interest in lung cancer, esophageal surgery, and mediastinal tumor. Dr. Meyerson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Meyerson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to 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
Dr. Ankit Bharat, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankit Bharat is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bharat include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bharat's education and training includes medical school at Christian Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bharat welcomes new patients.

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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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nagle at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nagle is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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. Patrick M McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. McCarthy is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCarthy include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCarthy takes. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy's 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. Eric S Hungness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eric Hungness' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hungness include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Hungness's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hungness attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hungness honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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)

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

Dr. Ami Shah's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Shah attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Stephen Michael Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie; 13th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in River Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gryzlo include sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Gryzlo is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gryzlo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $3,698 - $5,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,122
Dr. George Allen Sisson Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie Street 13th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Sisson is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sisson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, osteoporosis, and osteomyelitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sisson speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Ankle Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dina Michael Elaraj, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
250 E Superior Street; Ste 5-520
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dina Elaraj is a specialist in general surgery. Her areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy, and multiple endocrine neoplasia. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Elaraj attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elaraj welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Pheochromocytoma, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott M Sporer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1611 W Harrison Street; Suite 400
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Scott Sporer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Winfield, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Sporer has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sporer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthritis, Cancer, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Clark Friedrich Schierle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1575; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Clark Schierle is a plastic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Schierle's clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Schierle is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schierle's medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chicago Super Doctors; American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Best Scientific Presentation; and Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Best Scientific Presentation, 2008 RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (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 Chicago, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. In his practice, Dr. Gourineni focuses on spine problems and hip problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Gourineni attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Gourineni 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)

Dr. Scott A Resnick, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 19-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Scott Resnick sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology. His clinical interests include ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. Dr. Resnick's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Resnick's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Vascular Malformations, Ablation, Spider Veins, Ambulatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael F Schafer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
676 N Saint Claire; Suite 1350
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schafer practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northshore University Health System. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine reconstruction, scoliosis, and spine tumor. Dr. Schafer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schafer has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Saltzman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie Street 13th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Saltzman is an orthopedic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include sports health, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder revision. Dr. Saltzman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Saltzman attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. 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: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Revision, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Anish Raj Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie Street 13th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anish Kadakia works as an orthopedist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kadakia include achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kadakia is accepting new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Foot ... (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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