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We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Craig Martin Torosian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Craig Torosian's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include microsurgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and sports health. Dr. Torosian is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torosian takes. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,005
  • Medicare Cost: $550
Dr. Kevan E Ketterling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Kevan Ketterling specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, ligament problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Ketterling is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Spectrum Health. The average patient rating for Dr. Ketterling is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ketterling takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,026
  • Medicare Cost: $610
Dr. Thomas Allen Atkins, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Atkins' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Atkins's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Atkins is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,005
  • Medicare Cost: $546
Dr. Michael Gitelis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gitelis' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Gitelis a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Gitelis attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,354
  • Medicare Cost: $169
Dr. David R Morawski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. David Morawski's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and shoulder problems. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morawski honors. Dr. Morawski is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Morawski has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Sostak II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. James Sostak is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Sostak's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Sostak is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,026
  • Medicare Cost: $610
Dr. Joshua M Alpert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Alpert's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Alpert has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alpert include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Alpert completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Karl Bartel, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Eric Bartel is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Bartel average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Bartel is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bartel's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian D Steinke, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Brian Steinke specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinke's areas of clinical interest consist of kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Steinke takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Steinke trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Fusion, Microdiscectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig A Popp, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Craig Popp works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Popp attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popp include vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and musculoskeletal injuries. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Popp welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Compression Fractures, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,383 - $9,614
  • Medicare Cost: $596 - $631
Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, pain, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bare studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bare completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bare has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,457 - $8,941
  • Medicare Cost: $189 - $1,154
Joanna M Leafblad
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Chura is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chura include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and arthritis. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Chura completed a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. She is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Chura is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael G Kogan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kogan's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. His clinical interests include hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kogan graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Timothy Scott Petsche, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Petsche's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Petsche a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Petsche attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $8,551
  • Medicare Cost: $197 - $1,206
Dr. Vishal M Mehta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Vishal Mehta is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Mehta is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $8,551
  • Medicare Cost: $197 - $1,206
Dr. Stephen E Heim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Heim specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Warrenville, IL and Bartlett, IL. His clinical interests include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Heim attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Heim accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Back Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Microsurgery, ... (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.