We found 50 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's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vallina honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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. 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 surgeon. Dr. Daw's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts 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 MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Daw's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Papierski's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Papierski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. 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. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E. Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Lombard, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth welcomes new patients. 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 works as a pediatric urologist. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $3,936 - $8,732
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $735 - $748

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $2,559 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $579 - $981
Dr. Stephen Alan Baker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
327 Gundersen Drive; Suite A
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Baker's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baker accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Joint Reconstruction

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

Dr. Kellen Choi works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Choi speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Andrew Celmer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Celmer include dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,490
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $372
Dr. Ranko Miocinovic, MD
Specializes in Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and prostate screening. Dr. Miocinovic is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,790
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,718
Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pasciak trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Amit Patel works as an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bockrath trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Earl Erickson, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
327 E Gunderson Drive; Suite A
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Richard Erickson works as an orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Erickson's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Erickson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Erickson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. David Abraham Wolraich, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 330
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. David Wolraich is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Wolraich's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Jirschele include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He takes 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. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Jirschele is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urinary ... (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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