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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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Torosian's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients gave Dr. Torosian an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand Problems, ... (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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Ketterling an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Spectrum Health. Dr. Ketterling is affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Atkins a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Joshua Alpert is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Alpert is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. Dr. Alpert's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, 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. Michael Gitelis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gitelis is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Elgin, IL and Barrington, IL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Gitelis attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gitelis is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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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. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morawski takes. Dr. Morawski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Morawski completed residency programs 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems, Shoulder Replacement

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 in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Sostak completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Michael Kogan sees patients in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests 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 takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital.

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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 specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Bartel's areas of expertise include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bartel takes.

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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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Steinke is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Steinke is an in-network provider for 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.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Spinal Fusion, Microdiscectomy, Neck Problems, Spine Problems

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

Dr. Craig Popp is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Popp performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Compression Fractures, Neck Problems, Musculoskeletal Injuries, ... (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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Bare honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, ... (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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. For her professional training, Dr. Chura completed a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Biomechanics, Orthotics, ... (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. Dr. Petsche is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Petsche is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Warrenville, IL and Bartlett, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Heim has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Heim is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Microsurgery, Spinal Fusion, Microdiscectomy, ... (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.