We found 127 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Open Access near Elmhurst, IL.

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; Professional Office Building, Suites 201, 206 and 416
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Bakhos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakhos honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Lung Transplant, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Maywood, IL and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lubawski obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchial Stent Placement, Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 201
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Paddock attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Dzakovic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Alexander Dzakovic is a pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He studied medicine at Heidelberg University. Dr. Dzakovic trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgery

Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari, who practices in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and pediatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Vicari average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vicari's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Tewfik Mikhail, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2801 Finley Road; Suite 220
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Allen Mikhail is a bariatric surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dysport injection, gastric bypass surgery, and lipoma excision. Dr. Mikhail is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Dysport Injection, Sclerotherapy, Lipoma Excision, Sleeve ... (Read more)

Dr. William John Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2160 South First Avenue, Maguire Center; Room 1700
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. He has a special interest in knee problems, sports health, and rehabilitation. Dr. Hopkinson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN). He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. Hopkinson has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pietro M Tonino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2160 S First Avenue; (maguire Center, Rm. 1700)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Pietro Tonino is an orthopedic surgeon in River Forest, IL and Maywood, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Tonino (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports injuries. Dr. Tonino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Tonino is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tonino takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tonino has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). The average patient rating for Dr. Alsikafi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alsikafi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller works as an urologist and urogynecologist in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mueller is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mueller trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Enterocele Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Ureter ... (Read more)

Dr. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2425 West 22nd Street; Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Rinehart's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Humana HMO, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rinehart has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gopal Nand Gupta, MD
Specializes in Urology
715 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Gopal Gupta, who practices in Maywood, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Hines, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include robotic partial nephrectomy, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Gupta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Gupta trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, minimally invasive surgery, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Penile ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $7,738
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,613
Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Transam Plaza Drive; Suite 460
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papierski takes. Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E. Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth, who practices in Lombard, IL, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Roth attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Roth's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Roth is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Der-Ching Lu, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Amy Lu is a specialist in transplant surgery. Dr. Lu's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, liver tumor, and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Lu is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Bile Duct Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL. He has a special interest in ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Finlayson obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

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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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