We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna near Crystal Lake, IL.

Dr. Michael G Kogan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2971 West Algonquin Road; Suite #101-a
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kogan is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kogan's clinical interests: hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee replacement. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kogan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishvanath C Karande, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
407 Congress Parkway; Suite D
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Vishvanath Karande, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Karande's areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hysteroscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Karande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Endocrine Diseases, Male Infertility

Dr. Christopher Skapallis Michael, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2971 W Algonquin Road; Suite 107
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Michael is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Michael's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among his clinical interests: novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. Dr. Michael is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: NovaSure, Infertility, Botox Injection, Injectable Fillers, Da Vinci Surgery, Endometriosis

Dr. Brad L Epstein, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2971 W Algonquin Road; Suite 107
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Brad Epstein is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include gynecological problems, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Epstein attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: NovaSure, Infertility, Botox Injection, Injectable Fillers, Da Vinci Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
750 Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Richard Broderick's medical specialty is neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Broderick's clinical interests: laminectomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Broderick is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Kyphoplasty, Anterior Cervical Fusion, Posterior ... (Read more)

Dr. Raja Chatterji, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2230 Huntington Drive N
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Raja Chatterji's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Chatterji (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic floor therapy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Chatterji is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chatterji accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Floor Therapy, Urogynecological Problems, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Gary F Ochwat
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
185 Heritage Drive; Unit 3
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Gary Ochwat is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Schaumburg, IL, Elgin, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Ochwat average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Toenails, ... (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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