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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 is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and critical care specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Vallina include breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Vallina is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vallina accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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)

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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Papierski average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. 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 works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Lisle, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Daw is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daw honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Daw has an open panel.

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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 an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Lombard, IL. Dr. Roth studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth is conversant in French. Dr. Roth is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He has an open panel.

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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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,936 - $8,732
  • Medicare Cost: $735 - $748
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. Clinical interests for Dr. Celmer include dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Celmer is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Celmer studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,490
  • Medicare Cost: $372
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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Nora include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora is in-network for 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 Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,559 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $981
Dr. Stephen Alan Baker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
327 Gundersen Drive; Suite A
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Baker is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baker's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Baker performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Choi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He is open to new patients. Dr. Choi studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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

Dr. Amit Patel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Lombard, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Patel is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program.

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

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Miocinovic's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and prostate screening. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. Dr. Miocinovic is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,790
  • Medicare Cost: $1,718
Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pasciak is open to 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. Kevin F Walsh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Walsh works as an orthopedic surgeon in Naperville, IL and Winfield, IL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Walsh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,936 - $3,711
  • Medicare Cost: $574 - $650
Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
303 E. Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Freihage honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Freihage speaks Spanish. His professional 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. David Abraham Wolraich, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 330
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. David Wolraich specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. Dr. Wolraich takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Wolraich completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jirschele takes. Dr. Jirschele is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Urinary Stones, Minimally Invasive ... (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.