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We found 52 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare Advantage near Glen Ellyn, IL.

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). 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. Dr. Vallina's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallina (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,023
  • Medicare Cost: $476
Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Transam Plaza; Suite 460
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He is professionally 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Papierski is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Joseph Lee Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw is a plastic surgeon and oral surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Daw's clinical interests: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Daw attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Daw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E. Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He works in Lombard, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Roth is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Alexander A Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Craig Smith's area of specialization is pediatric urology. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,936 - $8,732
  • Medicare Cost: $735 - $748
Dr. Stephen Alan Baker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
327 Gundersen Drive; Suite A
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Baker works as an orthopedist in Carol Stream, IL and Naperville, IL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Dr. Baker is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
303 E. Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Freihage attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Freihage's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Freihage speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Walter Celmer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 330
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Celmer is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Lombard, IL. Dr. Celmer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Celmer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Dizziness, Cosmetic Surgery, Hoarseness, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Swallowing ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,490
  • Medicare Cost: $372
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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 405
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Nora is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nora completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Nora is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Ablation, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,559 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $981
Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
303 E. Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. The average patient rating for Dr. Doshi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
1801 S Highland Av; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Dr. Patel is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kellen Kyoung Wo Choi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
327 Gundersen Drive; Suite A
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Kellen Choi is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among Dr. Choi's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Choi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak sees patients in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Pasciak takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce J Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 230
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Goldberg is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Wheaton, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Goldberg's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron W Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urology
1801 S. Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lisle, IL. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Jirschele is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Urinary Stones, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic, MD
Specializes in Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Miocinovic's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Robotic Prostatectomy, Prostate ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,790
  • Medicare Cost: $1,718

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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.