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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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kane's clinical interests include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Kane attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. 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. 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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Guske is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Guske completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Guske average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jonathan Wallace's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallace completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Alpert has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alpert include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. He is affiliated with 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. He is accepting new patients. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Alpert completed his residency training 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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Rockford, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patel attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He is 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 and practices in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Patel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Patrick Pozzi's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pozzi is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Pozzi's clinical interests: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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 professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Pozzi speaks German. Dr. Pozzi is 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. Raja Chatterji, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
750 Fletcher Drive; Suite 206
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Raja Chatterji is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Algonquin, IL, Elgin, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Chatterji is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic floor therapy, and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Chatterji is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Chatterji attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Chatterji (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Daniel R Winkelman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1435 North Randall Road; Suite 310
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Winkelman is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winkelman include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Mercy Hospital for residency. Dr. Winkelman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Bladder Surgery, ... (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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Komnick include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Komnick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. He is an in-network provider for 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)

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

Dr. Arvind Patel's specialty is general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include 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. He completed his residency training at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include diabetic ulcers, hammer toe surgery, and heel pain. Dr. Peterson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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.