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We found 25 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' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Madonna is 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Madonna trained 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 is a pediatric general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grabowski include surgical procedures. Dr. Grabowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Grabowski is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and tumor. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Barsness is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

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

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Schaumburg, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Papierski is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Papierski is open to new patients. He graduated from 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. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prodromos include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Prodromos graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2500 Ridge Avenue; Suite 200
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Rinehart graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Rinehart is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rinehart honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rinehart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lin has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Lin welcomes 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. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vassallo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Vassallo's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Urogynecological Problems

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 medical specialty is pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu takes. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Israel Berger is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Berger include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berger takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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. Michael Byun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1775 Walters Avenue; Suite 100
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Young Byun is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Northbrook, IL and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Byun include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and rhinoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient ratings for Dr. Byun average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Schaumburg, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Graf include cervical (neck) spine problems, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and degenerative disc disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Graf 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)

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

Dr. Michael Noone works as an urogynecologist in Park Ridge, IL and Aurora, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Noone attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Noone accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Prolapse, Fibroids, Endometriosis

Dr. Andrew James Lerrick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 East Golf Road; Suite 121
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Lerrick is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Des Plaines, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He speaks French. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. Dr. Lerrick is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Lerrick obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Hearing Test, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Minor Surgery, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $620
  • Medicare Cost: $488

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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.