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We found 29 general surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Van Louis Vallina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 350
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Van Vallina's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Vallina's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallina graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vallina (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Vallina's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony C Chin, MS, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Chin works as a pediatric general surgeon. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Dr. Chin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin takes. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Chin graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Burns, Solid Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hernia, Sepsis, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 201
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock, who practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. She is especially interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Paddock completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah works as a pediatric general surgeon. Dr. Abdullah is especially interested in surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Abdullah's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Klem, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 104
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. David Klem is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Klem average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klem include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Klem welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony F Altimari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 104
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Altimari is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Altimari has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Altimari attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Altimari welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Lautz works as a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Heights, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In Dr. Lautz's practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Dr. Lautz is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Solid Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shayani include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shayani's residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Yolanda I Chang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 104
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Yolanda Chang, who practices in Wheaton, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. In Dr. Chang's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hernia surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas W Tomasik, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 104
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Tomasik, who practices in Wheaton, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Tomasik attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Tomasik's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hernia surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tomasik takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. David R De Haan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. David Dehaan sees patients in Lombard, IL, Naperville, IL, and Lisle, IL. His medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, colorectal surgery procedures, and thyroid problems. Dr. Dehaan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dehaan has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Endoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Cox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 350
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Cox practices general surgery in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Cox's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Cox attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Cox is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Christopher Goliath, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
908 N. Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jason Goliath practices general surgery. Dr. Goliath's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Joao Gabriel Ubatuba, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1200 S York Road; Suite 3290
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. J. Ubatuba practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Elmhurst, IL and Wood Dale, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Ubatuba speaks Portuguese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended Gama Filho University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Ubatuba is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ubatuba takes.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Daniel J Douglas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Douglas practices general surgery in Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Douglas include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Douglas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. David H Park, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 301
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. David Park works as a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and vasectomy. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Park graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Issues, Wounds, ... (Read more)

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.