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We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana PPO near Glenview, IL.

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Mary Beth Beth Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mary Madonna's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Madonna include 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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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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. Julia Elaine Grabowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Julia Grabowski's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grabowski takes. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting 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. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari's specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1990 E. Algonquin Road; Suite 200
Schaumburg, 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. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2500 Ridge Avenue; Suite 200
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rinehart's clinical interests: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rinehart completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rinehart's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tadanori Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Tadanori Tomita's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Tomita average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), spine tumor, and hydrocephalus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tomita honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Kobe University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tomita trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor, Hydrocephalus, Spina ... (Read more)

Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Prodromos's areas of expertise include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Prodromos's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Brett Joseph Vassallo, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1875 Dempster Street; Suite 665
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Brett Vassallo sees patients in Park Ridge, IL and Naperville, IL. His medical specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Vassallo is especially interested in endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and stress urinary incontinence. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vassallo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,031
  • Medicare Cost: $962
Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu's specialty is pediatric urology. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Liu's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Kidney Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Brendan Noone, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1875 Dempster Street; Suite 665
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Noone is a specialist in urogynecology. He works in Park Ridge, IL and Aurora, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Noone include fibroids, endometriosis, and laparoscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noone honors. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Noone's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Prolapse, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Uterine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
9669 Kenton Avenue; Suite 306
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Israel Berger, who practices in Skokie, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Berger (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Berger's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,665
  • Medicare Cost: $684
Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,368 - $4,953
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $1,046
Dr. Michael Byun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1775 Walters Avenue; Suite 100
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Young Byun is a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Byun's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and rhinoplasty. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl N Graf III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1990 E Algonquin Road; Suite 160
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Carl Graf is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Schaumburg, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Graf include cervical (neck) spine problems, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Graf is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Graf's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Revision Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Instrumentation, Complex Spinal ... (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.