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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 hand surgeon and orthopedist in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. His clinical interests include microsurgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and sports health. Dr. Torosian is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Torosian welcomes new patients.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Ketterling is especially interested in knee problems, ligament problems, and shoulder problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Spectrum Health, Dr. Ketterling attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to 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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Atkins's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and arthritis. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkins 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. He 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Elgin, IL and Barrington, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gitelis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Gitelis trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Morawski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Morawski is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sostak's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, 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. Sostak takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sostak graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. Dr. Alpert is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Alpert is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Alpert welcomes new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Bartel is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Bartel an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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

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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. Dr. Steinke honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Steinke is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Popp's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and musculoskeletal injuries. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Popp is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bare's clinical interests include knee problems, pain, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and arthritis. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Chura's training includes a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Chura is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 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. 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. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Petsche is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is 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

  • 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Mehta 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 Chicago. Dr. Mehta is professionally 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Warrenville, IL and Bartlett, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heim include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Heim honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Heim has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting 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.