We found 79 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Evergreen Park, IL.

Dr. Mark B Slidell, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Mark Slidell's specialty is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Slidell attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Slidell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Malay and Indonesian. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Acid Reflux, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205, Physicians' Pavilion
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tatooles honors. Dr. Tatooles attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tatooles trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tatooles's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,485
Dr. Thomas Kang-Ming Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue; Mc4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Lee's specialty is pediatric surgery. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Lee attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inguinal hernia. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Healthfirst, Vytra, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Inguinal Hernia, Neonatal Surgery, Soft Tissue Tumor, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
20201 S Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shayani attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shayani welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nawas is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $848 - $3,696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $212 - $907
Dr. Husam H Balkhy, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Husam Balkhy works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Balkhy is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balkhy include robotic cardiac surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. His residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery

All Interests: Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Nikunj K Chokshi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5841 S Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nikunj Chokshi is a specialist in pediatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chokshi include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Solid Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Yan-Sin Sin Lo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
4440 W. 95th Street; Suite 109
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Lo is a specialist in pediatric surgery. She works in Oak Lawn, IL and Chicago, IL. She studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Lo has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and cancer surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lo honors. She speaks French. Dr. Lo's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Deborah S Loeff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue; Mc4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Loeff specializes in pediatric surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Park Ridge, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Loeff graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Loeff's medical residency was performed at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Grace Zee Mak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5839 S. Maryland Avenue; Mc4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Grace Mak's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Mak's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald A Cahill, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2850 West 95th Street; Suite 300
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Cahill specializes in bariatric surgery, bariatric medicine, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Cahill's clinical interests include robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Cahill average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,905
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,681
Dr. Daniel E Vera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20201 S Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Vera's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Olympia Fields, IL and Chicago Heights, IL. Dr. Vera is especially interested in endovascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Franciscan Health Chicago Heights and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Gordon attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $259
Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 220
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller works as an urologist and urogynecologist in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mueller's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mueller accepts. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mueller's professional affiliations include 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
5716 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rinehart include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Rinehart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rinehart has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rinehart 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)

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nita Lee, who practices in Chicago, IL and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in ovarian cancer, gynecologic cancer surgery, and cervical cancer. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Lee speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Vulva Problems, ... (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.
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