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We found 10 providers matching nephrectomy and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
19th Floor, Arkes Pavilion - Transplant Surgery; 676 N. St. Clair Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo is a transplant surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Caicedo include liver cancer, pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Caicedo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,704
Dr. Joseph Ross Leventhal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Leventhal's specialty is transplant surgery. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Leventhal completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His clinical interests include pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Dr. Leventhal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He 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. Dr. Leventhal 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. Anton Ivan Skaro, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1900
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anton Skaro's area of specialization is transplant surgery. His clinical interests include kidney transplant and liver transplant. Dr. Skaro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for residency. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,624
Dr. Nitin N Katariya, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nitin Katariya practices transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Katariya include pancreas transplant and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Dr. Katariya takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Katariya's medical residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Pancreas Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniela P Ladner, MPH, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniela Ladner works as a transplant surgeon. She has indicated that her clinical interests include liver cancer, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and kidney transplant. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ladner is a graduate of the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Ladner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Biliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Albert Wertheim, BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jason Wertheim sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is transplant surgery. His clinical interests encompass pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wertheim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Pancreas Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

Dr. Robert B Nadler, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Suite 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Nadler works as an urologist in Chicago, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. Dr. Nadler takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nadler has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nadler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic partial nephrectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ivo Georgiev Tzvetanov, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1801 West Taylor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ivo Tzvetanov works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Medical University of Sofia. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tzvetanov's clinical interests encompass pancreas transplant and liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Tzvetanov (or staff) is conversant in Bulgarian and Russian.

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Clinical Interests: Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,282
  • Medicare Cost: $812
Dr. Michael Ryan Abern, BS, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
1801 West Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center -, Suite 1 E
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Abern is an oncologist and urologist in Chicago, IL. He is especially interested in partial nephrectomy and prostate cancer. Dr. Abern is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , partial nephrectomy

All Interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Enricho Benedetti, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Enrico Benedetti's specialty is transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. Patient ratings for Dr. Benedetti average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Benedetti (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Kidney Transplant

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,676
  • Medicare Cost: $1,608

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What is Nephrectomy?

Kidneys are primarily known for producing urine, but they are also responsible for other important bodily functions, like waste removal. Kidneys filter impurities from the blood, and with the help of the adjacent adrenal glands, they maintain fluid and mineral balance in the body. If the tiny tubes that filter blood inside your kidney become lined with cancer cells, or if your kidney gets severely damaged, you may need kidney removal surgery, or a nephrectomy.

The size of the tumor or severity of the damage will determine the type of kidney removal surgery you need. If the tumor or damaged area is small, either partial or simple nephrectomy may be recommended. A partial nephrectomy removes only the tumor or damaged portion of the kidney, while a simple nephrectomy removes the entire kidney. If you have kidney cancer and it has spread to the adrenal gland, you may need a radical nephrectomy. This more extensive procedure completely removes the affected kidney and adrenal gland. When only one of your kidneys is damaged or has cancer, a nephrectomy may be the only treatment you need. However, if both kidneys are affected, you will need a kidney transplant after your nephrectomy.

Before the development of minimally invasive techniques, nephrectomies were always done via an open approach, which requires an incision up to 12 inches on the patient’s abdomen or side. Nowadays, kidney removal surgery is often done laparoscopically or with the help of robotics.

During a laparoscopic nephrectomy, the surgeon will make three or four incisions in the abdomen and side, each about an inch long. The incisions are used to insert probes and a camera to see inside your abdominal cavity. When the surgeon is ready to take the kidney out, she will make one of the incisions about three inches larger, cut the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder (called the ureter), put a bag around the kidney, and pull the organ out through the larger incision.

Sometimes, a robot with surgical instruments assists the surgeon in performing basically the same steps described above. However, unlike the laparoscopic approach, robotic nephrectomy allows a three-dimensional view of your abdominal cavity. In addition, the surgical instruments have a wider range of motion, enabling the surgeon to perform the complex maneuvers with more ease.

Both the laparoscopic and robotic procedures may take longer than an open nephrectomy, but the recovery time is much shorter, and patients feel significantly less pain compared to an open surgery. The average hospital stay after a nephrectomy is two days, and for about a day after the operation, you will have a urinary catheter, which is a long, flexible tube that drains urine from your bladder. All strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks, but to prevent blood clots from forming in your legs, it is important that you start walking with the help of a family member or nurse on the day of your surgery. On average, patients return to their normal routines about three weeks after a nephrectomy.