We found 19 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 sees patients in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Torosian's clinical interests include microsurgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Torosian is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $4,005
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $550
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 hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Atkins's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and arthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkins is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $4,005
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $546
Dr. Michael Gitelis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gitelis is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gitelis is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,354
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $169
Dr. David R Morawski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. David Morawski is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. 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 Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Morawski has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and shoulder problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sostak obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Sostak 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. Joshua M Alpert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Alpert specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. In Dr. Alpert's practice, he is particularly interested in shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. Patient ratings for Dr. Alpert average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alpert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to 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's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bartel include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Bartel is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He welcomes 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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Steinke include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Steinke is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinke honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Steinke has an open panel.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Popp's areas of expertise include vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and musculoskeletal injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Popp is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Geneva, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bare include knee problems, pain, and sports health. Dr. Bare is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Bare attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bare has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, 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

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

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

Dr. Joanna Chura works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Her training includes a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chura include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and arthritis. Dr. Chura is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Chura is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kogan's clinical interests: hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee replacement. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kogan has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Petsche is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Petsche's 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 affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500 - $8,551
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Mehta has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehta's office for an appointment.

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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. 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. Dr. Heim's areas of expertise include the following: sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Heim trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. Dr. Heim has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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)

Dr. Jaclynn R Clasen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1130 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Jaclynn Clasen is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Clasen is especially interested in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and high risk pregnancy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Clasen is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy

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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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