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 sees patients in Maywood, IL, McHenry, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bakhos has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic.

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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, who practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. She is especially interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. 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. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Dzakovic's professional 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 attended Heidelberg University for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dzakovic's practice is open to 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 Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. 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. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Lubawski honors 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 Peoria and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Papierski's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Papierski's office for an appointment.

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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 practices obstetrics and gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Roth at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Roth graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in French.

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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. Craig Alexander A Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Craig Smith practices pediatric urology in Winfield, IL, Lombard, IL, and Lisle, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Smith takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive ... (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 medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Rinehart's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Rinehart include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rinehart takes. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Rinehart trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rinehart is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Matthew Osceola Nora, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora's medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nora is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi works as an urologist. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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 not accepting new patients at this time.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894
Dr. Andrew Walter Celmer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Celmer works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). Dr. Celmer takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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
Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to 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. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. These areas are among Dr. Mueller's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Mueller honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of 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, Enterocele Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Ureter ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
1801 S Highland Av; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a special interest in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (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.