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We found 128 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' medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Bakhos is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Bakhos performed his residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Bakhos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System.

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

Dr. Heather Paddock's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. In Dr. Paddock's practice, she is particularly interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paddock takes. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Paddock completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Paddock is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. James Lubawski sees patients in Maywood, IL and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lubawski include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lubawski's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Vicari, who practices in Park Ridge, IL, Westchester, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vicari's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vicari is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Transam Plaza; Suite 460
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Papierski's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Roth is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Dr. Roth is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Roth attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Alsikafi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Alsikafi is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Alsikafi completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894
Dr. Craig Alexander A Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Craig Smith is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. He 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,936 - $8,732
  • Medicare Cost: $735 - $748
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's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Rinehart is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rinehart include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Humana HMO, and more. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rinehart has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology and practices in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. These areas are among Dr. Mueller's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mueller attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mueller takes several insurance carriers, including TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Walter Celmer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Celmer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Celmer include dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Celmer takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Celmer attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Celmer is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Dizziness, Cosmetic Surgery, Hoarseness, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Swallowing ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,490
  • Medicare Cost: $372
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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Nora's clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nora accepts. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,559 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $981
Dr. Victor G Cimino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Victor Cimino's specialties are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He practices in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cimino include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cimino takes. Dr. Cimino's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Bipan Chand, MD
Specializes in Surgery
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Bipan Chand's medical specialty is surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, esophageal surgery, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Chand's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chand honors Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gopal Gupta is an urologist in Maywood, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Hines, IL. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include robotic partial nephrectomy, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Dr. Gupta honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,738
  • Medicare Cost: $1,613

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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.