We found 24 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' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Reynolds completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Madonna focuses on 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. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Madonna performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Madonna honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Grabowski completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grabowski include surgical procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Grabowski has a closed panel.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Barsness include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vicari's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Papierski takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. 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 areas of expertise include the following: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rinehart honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Humana HMO, and more. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Rinehart's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart is open to new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric neurosurgeon. He attended Kobe University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Tomita's areas of expertise include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), spine tumor, and neurosurgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Tomita is conversant in Japanese. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tomita is accepting new patients.

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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. Patients gave Dr. Prodromos an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Prodromos graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Polish.

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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's area of specialization is urogynecology. Dr. Vassallo's areas of clinical interest consist of endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and stress urinary incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Vassallo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vassallo completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urogynecological Problems, Stress Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,031
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $962
Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu, who practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liu's office for an appointment. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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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 works as an urogynecologist in Park Ridge, IL and Aurora, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Noone include fibroids, endometriosis, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Noone is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Noone's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Noone trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri Cholkeri-Singh, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh practices general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cholkeri-Singh include fibroids, endometrial ablation, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Cholkeri-Singh performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Cholkeri-Singh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Choice, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Young Byun, who practices in Northbrook, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Byun accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Byun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Albert Lin's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Arlington Heights, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $2,368 - $4,953
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $536 - $1,046
Dr. Stefan Mark Szczerba, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10400 West Higgins Road; Suite 100
Rosemont, IL
 

Dr. Stefan Szczerba is a plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Rosemont, IL. Dr. Szczerba speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Szczerba include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Szczerba completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Szczerba's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Szczerba include: Castle Connolly's Top Doctors; Patient' Choice Award; and Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Top 10 Doctor, Chicago Plastic Surgeon, RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, ... (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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