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 is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and critical care specialist. Dr. Vallina has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Vallina is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Transam Plaza; Suite 460
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Dr. Papierski has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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 surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Daw takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Daw completed his residency training at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with 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. 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 speaks French. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Roth is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Roth average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Roth's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Smith is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He accepts 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.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Baker is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baker is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Choi graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choi include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choi takes. Dr. Choi is conversant in Korean. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Lombard, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). Dr. Celmer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Celmer is accepting new patients. 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and prostate screening. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Miocinovic graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Miocinovic is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting 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

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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pasciak attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pasciak has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Patel attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 an urologist. His clinical interests include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Bockrath attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Carol Stream, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Erickson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Erickson is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to 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. Kevin F Walsh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Walsh works as an orthopedist. Dr. Walsh has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Walsh completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $2,936 - $3,711
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $574 - $650
Dr. David Abraham Wolraich, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 330
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. David Wolraich's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wolraich's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wolraich attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolraich has an open panel.

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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)

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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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