We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE PPO near Elgin, IL.

Dr. James M Kane Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. James Kane practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Kane is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $834 - $3,368
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $358 - $1,684
Dr. Paul J Guske Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Paul Guske's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Guske include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guske attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Guske speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon Surgery, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan W Wallace, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Wallace is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Wallace is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Hyperhidrosis, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Varicose Veins, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,493
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $672
Dr. Joshua M Alpert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Alpert is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Alpert include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. Dr. Alpert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Alpert attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Alpert is accepting 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. Dhaval M Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1800 Mcdonough Road; Suite 209
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Dhaval Patel is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Patel is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Sherman Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patel attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
915 Center Street; #2002
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Aortic Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raja Chatterji, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
750 Fletcher Drive; Suite 206
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Raja Chatterji is an obstetrician and gynecologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chatterji include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic floor therapy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Chatterji is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Chatterji (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Floor Therapy, Urogynecological Problems, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick E Pozzi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1435 North Randall Road; Suite 310
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Pozzi specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Pozzi's clinical interests include bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Pozzi graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel R Winkelman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1435 North Randall Road; Suite 310
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Winkelman sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. His areas of expertise include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkelman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winkelman studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Mercy Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith L Komnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1141 East Main Street; Suite 105
East Dundee, IL
 

Dr. Keith Komnick is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Komnick's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Komnick accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
77 East Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Arvind Patel practices general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $4,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $174 - $667
Kyle S Peterson
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1600 Randall Road; Suite 110
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Kyle Peterson's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include diabetic ulcers, hammer toe surgery, and heel pain. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson accepts. For his residency, Dr. Peterson trained at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Wounds, Ingrown Toenails, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Surgery, ... (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.
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