We found 85 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 specialist in pediatric surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slidell accepts. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Slidell performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Slidell (or staff) speaks Malay and Indonesian. Dr. Slidell is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inguinal hernia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Healthfirst, Vytra, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks 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 specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tuchek include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. Dr. Tuchek is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tuchek is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. His practice 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $5,291
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,349
Dr. Loretto Ann Glynn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5841 South Maryland Avenue; Mc 4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Loretto Glynn specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Glynn include surgical procedures. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Glynn's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional 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. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tatooles completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Nikunj Chokshi works as a pediatric surgeon and intensivist. In Dr. Chokshi's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He honors 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas' medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nawas accepts. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nawas's office for an appointment.

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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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shayani attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Husam H Balkhy, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Husam Balkhy is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Balkhy speaks Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Balkhy focuses on robotic cardiac surgery. His medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery

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

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. Dr. Cahill attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cahill at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Daniel Vera specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass endovascular surgery. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Vera honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Endovascular Surgery

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 surgeon. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Lo takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. She speaks French.

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

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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's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. 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. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Loeff accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Loeff 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)

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

Dr. Paul Gordon is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. 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. Khalid Mohammed Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 106
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Khalid Yousuf is an orthopedist. Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Yousuf include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Dr. Yousuf is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Yousuf trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Yousuf accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (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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