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We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna near Crystal Lake, IL.

Dr. David Stephen Hemmer, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2971 W. Algonquin Road; Suite 102
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. David Hemmer, who practices in Elgin, IL, Saint Charles, IL, and Algonquin, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hemmer has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Clinical Interests: Allergies

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,080
  • Medicare Cost: $365
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 an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kogan include hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Christopher Michael is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. Dr. Michael is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Michael's residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Michael is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Epstein is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

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

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
750 Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Richard Broderick's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Broderick include laminectomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Broderick's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Posterior Spinal Fusion, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Kyphoplasty, Tumor, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Karande is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karande's areas of clinical interest consist of male infertility, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hysteroscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and a graduate of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo's residency program. Dr. Karande (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally 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. Raja Chatterji, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2230 Huntington Drive N
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Raja Chatterji's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic floor therapy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Chatterji is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Chatterji is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Chatterji attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Chatterji (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, da Vinci surgery

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

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

Dr. Gary Ochwat works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Elgin, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Ochwat accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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.