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We found 104 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 is a pediatric surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Slidell takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Slidell completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Slidell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Malay and Indonesian.

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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. Thomas Kang-Ming Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue; Mc4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Lee's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Lee accepts Healthfirst, Vytra, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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Dr. James Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. James Tuchek's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tuchek trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Tuchek is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,291
  • Medicare Cost: $1,349
Dr. Loretto Ann Glynn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5841 South Maryland Avenue; Mc 4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Loretto Glynn is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glynn include surgical procedures. Dr. Glynn accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nikunj Chokshi's specialties are pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Chokshi's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,485
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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Nawas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nawas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $3,696
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $907
Dr. Husam H Balkhy, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Husam Balkhy is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Balkhy's clinical interests encompass robotic cardiac surgery. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balkhy honors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery

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

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

Dr. Vafa Shayani practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. His clinical interests include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shayani accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to 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. Gerald Andrew Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2850 West 95th Street; Suite 300
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Cahill is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Cahill attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Cahill trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,905
  • Medicare Cost: $1,681
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gordon has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gordon completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $920
  • Medicare Cost: $259
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 pediatric surgery specialist in Oak Lawn, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Lo studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and cancer surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Grace Mak is a pediatric surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mak accepts. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mak trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Deborah Loeff is a specialist in pediatric surgery. She works in Chicago, IL and Park Ridge, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loeff include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Loeff is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Loeff completed residency programs at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Loeff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4400 W 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Jack Roberts sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $455 - $3,690
  • Medicare Cost: $90 - $654
Dr. Khalid Mohammed Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 106
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Khalid Yousuf is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yousuf's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Yousuf is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (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.