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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 specializes in pediatric surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Slidell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Malay and Indonesian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slidell include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Slidell is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Slidell trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slidell honors. He is accepting 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 specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. He is conversant in Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inguinal hernia. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Healthfirst, Vytra, Humana HMO, and more.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Tuchek studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tuchek honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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 specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Glynn's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Glynn has received the distinction of 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 is a pediatric surgeon and intensive care specialist in Chicago, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Chokshi attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Chokshi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shayani include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shayani's residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He 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 practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Nawas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. 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. Dr. Cahill has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cahill welcomes 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. Husam H Balkhy, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Husam Balkhy practices cardiothoracic surgery in Chicago, IL. In his practice, Dr. Balkhy focuses on robotic cardiac surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Balkhy speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery

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

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 studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. In Dr. Lo's practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and cancer surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lo takes. 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's specialty is pediatric surgery. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Mak's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is 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, who practices in Chicago, IL and Park Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Loeff trained at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: 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. Dr. Loeff is 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 works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Gordon average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gordon trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Gordon has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $920
  • Medicare Cost: $259
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4400 W 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Jack Roberts is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yousuf include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Yousuf is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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.