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

Dr. Mark Slidell is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Slidell's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Slidell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Malay and Indonesian. Dr. Slidell's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Thomas Kang-Ming Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue; Mc4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Lee's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Dr. Lee 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inguinal hernia. He is an in-network provider for Healthfirst, Vytra, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lee'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, Inguinal Hernia, Neonatal Surgery, Soft Tissue Tumor, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antone Tatooles 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 specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Tatooles performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Balkhy's areas of expertise include robotic cardiac surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shayani include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Shayani completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Andrea Yan-Sin Sin Lo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
4440 W. 95th Street; Suite 109
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Lo is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and cancer surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Lo takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lo graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. In addition to English, 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 physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Mak performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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. Nikunj K Chokshi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5841 S Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nikunj Chokshi practices pediatric surgery in Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chokshi include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Chokshi is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Chokshi accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Loeff accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Loeff attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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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. 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's areas of specialization are bariatric surgery, bariatric medicine, and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Cahill 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. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. Dr. Cahill is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,905
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,681
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gordon at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon accepts. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. 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. Nita Satish Karnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nita Lee is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She works in Chicago, IL and New Lenox, IL. She is especially interested in ovarian cancer, gynecologic cancer surgery, and cervical cancer. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee speaks Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and 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)

Dr. Ketan Narandas Jobanputra, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Jobanputra's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jobanputra honors. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Sinai Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Contraception, Genetic Issues, Gynecological Problems, Endometrial Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 220
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller sees patients in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Her medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mueller include laparoscopic hysterectomy, fistula, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mueller attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mueller is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Enterocele Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, ... (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, who practices in Oak Brook, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Evanston, IL, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rinehart is accepting new patients. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rinehart speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (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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