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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 sees patients in Elgin, IL, Saint Charles, IL, and Algonquin, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Hemmer is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hemmer takes. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Hemmer attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Hemmer's practice is open to new patients.

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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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kogan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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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. His clinical interests include novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michael honors. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, 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

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
750 Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Richard Broderick, who practices in Rockford, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Broderick at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr. Broderick has received professional recognition including the following: 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's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Karande's practice, he is particularly interested in male infertility, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hysteroscopy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Karande attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. He trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo for his residency. Dr. Karande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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 in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. Dr. Epstein attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Epstein honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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)

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. Dr. Ochwat is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Ochwat is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Raja Chatterji is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Chatterji attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic floor therapy, and da vinci surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chatterji accepts. Dr. Chatterji (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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)

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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.