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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's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Slidell is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Slidell's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Slidell (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inguinal hernia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Healthfirst, Vytra, and Humana HMO. Dr. Lee studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Tuchek's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tuchek attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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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's specialty is pediatric general surgery. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. Dr. Glynn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glynn obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 is a pediatric surgeon and intensive care specialist. Dr. Chokshi's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chokshi graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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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 is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Tatooles is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,485
Dr. Husam H Balkhy, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Husam Balkhy practices cardiothoracic surgery. He is especially interested in robotic cardiac surgery. Dr. Balkhy is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Arabic.

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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 sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Shayani (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shayani takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cahill include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Cahill average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,905
  • Medicare Cost: $1,681
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 cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Patients rated Dr. Nawas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Paul Gordon specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Gordon welcomes 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's specialty is pediatric surgery. She attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Lo's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and cancer surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in 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's specialty is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mak include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Mak is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She 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, 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 pediatric surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and Park Ridge, IL. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Loeff attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works as an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousuf honors. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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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.