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

Dr. Paul J Guske Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Paul Guske is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. 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 graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Guske is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $971 - $3,617
  • Medicare Cost: $464 - $1,784
James M Kane Jr.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Mr. James Kane practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Mr. Kane's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. For his residency, Mr. Kane trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $834 - $3,368
  • Medicare Cost: $358 - $1,684
Dr. Jonathan W Wallace, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Wallace's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Wallace studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Wallace is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as 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

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,493
  • Medicare Cost: $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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alpert include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Alpert is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. He 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Patel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Aasita Patel specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raja Chatterji specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Chatterji (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic floor therapy, and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Chatterji has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, da Vinci surgery

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

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

Dr. Keith Komnick sees patients in Des Plaines, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Komnick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Komnick honors.

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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)

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

Dr. Patrick Pozzi is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pozzi include bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pozzi attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Winkelman, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Winkelman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkelman accepts. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arvind Patel's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Patel 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. He has a special interest in breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $4,750
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $667
Kyle S Peterson
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1600 Randall Road; Suite 110
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Kyle Peterson works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include diabetic ulcers, hammer toe surgery, and heel pain. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Peterson takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He completed his residency training 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.