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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Guske include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Guske speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Mr. Kane include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Mr. Kane's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Mr. Kane has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 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. 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. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Raja Chatterji's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Chatterji a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic floor therapy, and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chatterji is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Chatterji (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Aasita Patel practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Komnick works as an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Komnick graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Komnick's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Pozzi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pozzi takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Pozzi attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winkelman include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Winkelman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Winkelman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkelman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed residency programs at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among Dr. Peterson's clinical interests: diabetic ulcers, hammer toe surgery, and heel pain. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His residency was performed 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.