We found 154 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Glen Ellyn, IL.

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Reynolds completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Van Louis Vallina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 350
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Van Vallina specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). The average patient rating for Dr. Vallina is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vallina's areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Vallina performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Beth Beth Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mary Madonna's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Madonna focuses on surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Madonna performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Madonna honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Loretto Ann Glynn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, 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. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness, who practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Barsness include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 201
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Paddock graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her clinical interests include achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Paddock is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Klem, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 104
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. David Klem works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Wheaton, IL. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). On average, patients gave Dr. Klem a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Klem is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Klem is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,051
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $573
Dr. Alexander Dzakovic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Alexander Dzakovic works as a pediatric general surgeon and critical care specialist. He attended medical school at Heidelberg University. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Dzakovic honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgery

Dr. Gary William Chmielewski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
430 Warrenville Rd :; Suite 300
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Gary Chmielewski's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chmielewski attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $5,219
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $997
Dr. Robert B Love, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 201
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Robert Love is a physician who specializes in general surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). The average patient rating for Dr. Love is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Love is especially interested in robotic surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Love is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski is a cardiothoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lubawski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchial Stent Placement, Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. George B Kuzycz, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 201
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. George Kuzycz is a specialist in thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), lung cancer, and vascular surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Dr. Kuzycz attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Ukrainian. Dr. Kuzycz is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung Cancer, Open Heart Surgery, Mitral ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2801 Finley Road; Suite 220
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Allen Mikhail's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Mikhail include dysport injection, gastric bypass surgery, and lipoma excision. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mikhail is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Dysport Injection, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Lee Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Lisle, IL. Dr. Daw has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daw takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Daw performed his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Transam Plaza; Suite 460
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Papierski takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
25 N. Winfield Road; Suite 411
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rinehart honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Humana HMO, and more. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Rinehart's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart is open to new patients.

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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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