We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Vishal M Mehta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Vishal Mehta is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated Dr. Mehta highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Mehta is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500 - $8,551
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $197 - $1,206
Dr. Brian Douglas Steinke, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Brian Steinke practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Geneva, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steinke include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinke takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Steinke's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Steinke attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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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. Stephen E Heim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Heim's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Warrenville, IL and Bartlett, IL. Dr. Heim's clinical interests include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Heim trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Heim is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, ... (Read more)

Dr. David R Morawski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. David Morawski's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Morawski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Morawski's medical 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 professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Hip ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sostak include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Sostak is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sostak trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $6,026
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $610
Dr. Kevan Earl Ketterling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Kevan Ketterling is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ketterling completed residency programs at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Spectrum Health. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ketterling include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ketterling honors. Dr. Ketterling is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Joshua M Alpert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Alpert sees patients in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alpert's areas of expertise include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Delnor Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Alpert graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency 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. Craig A Popp, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Craig Popp's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Popp a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Popp include vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and musculoskeletal injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Popp takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $9,383 - $9,614
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $596 - $631
Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bare average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, pain, and sports health. Dr. Bare's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Bare attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Craig Torosian is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Torosian include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torosian is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $4,005
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $550
Dr. Michael G Kogan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kogan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kogan include hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee replacement. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kogan honors. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kogan's professional affiliations include Delnor Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. 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. Eric Karl Bartel, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Eric Bartel's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bartel's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Bartel is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Joanna M Leafblad
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Chura practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. These areas are among Dr. Chura's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and arthritis. She is an in-network provider 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 professionally 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)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Atkins sees patients in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atkins include arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Atkins completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Atkins takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His practice is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $4,005
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $546
Dr. Timothy S 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petsche include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petsche honors. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Petsche's practice is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500 - $8,551
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $197 - $1,206
Dr. Michael Gitelis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gitelis is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gitelis's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,354
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $169

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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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