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

Dr. Shari Meyerson's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Meyerson is especially interested in lung cancer, esophageal surgery, and mediastinal tumor. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Meyerson completed residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Meyerson has an open panel.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,352 - $7,453
  • Medicare Cost: $260 - $1,680
Dr. Patrick McGuane McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
675 North Saint Clair; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy is a cardiac surgeon in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCarthy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. McCarthy 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. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Vicari's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency.

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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 chest surgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Bharat graduated from Christian Medical College and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bharat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting 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 Bariatric Surgery
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle's specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Nagle has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nagle include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nagle obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with 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, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,724
  • Medicare Cost: $2,024
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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
840 S Wood Street; Suite 416
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ami Shah's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: thyroid problems, crohn's disease, and parathyroid disease. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joseph Leventhal's specialty is transplant surgery. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. In Dr. Leventhal's practice, he is particularly interested in pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Leventhal's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
675 N. St. Clair; Galter Pavilion 17-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, spinal trauma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Patel 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: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Bradley Paul Knight, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
675 North Saint Clair; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Knight is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), catheter ablation, and pacemaker. Dr. Knight is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Knight trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Knight takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,835
  • Medicare Cost: $587
Dr. Talia Barzel Baker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
676 N. Saint Clair; Arkes 19th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Talia Baker's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baker include pancreas transplant, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and kidney transplant. Dr. Baker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Baker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Hepatobiliary Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey David Wayne, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
676 North Saint Clair Street; Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wayne is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Wayne's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and stomach cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Wayne has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Liver Tumor, Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward "ted" M. Schaeffer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Schaeffer's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Schaeffer include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cancer screening, and prostate cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Schaeffer 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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Clinical Interests: Cancer Screening, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,001 - $5,449
  • Medicare Cost: $411 - $1,806
Dr. Nathaniel Jolas Soper, MD
Specializes in Surgery
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Soper is a medical specialist in surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. These areas are among Dr. Soper's clinical interests: achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Soper is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Magdy Peter Milad, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
259 E. Erie; #2400
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Magdy Milad specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milad include laparoscopic hysterectomy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Milad is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Milad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Wayne Paprosky practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Winfield, IL and Chicago, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Paprosky at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA HMO. After completing medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Paprosky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. On average, patients gave Dr. Lindgren a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lindgren include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lindgren attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lindgren completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

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