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We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Grayslake, IL.

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Papierski's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Papierski's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
151 W Golf Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi works as an urologist. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894
Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (rte. 120)
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu works as a pediatric urologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Liu's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Vora's clinical interests: achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Vora is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger N Chams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Roger Chams is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL. His clinical interests include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Chams studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chams's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ultrasound, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 241
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,728 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $134 - $1,206
Dr. Stephen William Ganshirt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 214
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Ganshirt is a specialist in general surgery. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Ganshirt's areas of expertise include gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganshirt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ganshirt is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Hernia, Skin Lesions, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,164
  • Medicare Cost: $643
Dr. Karen J Mass, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass specializes in general gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Mass average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Mass attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Mass is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Uterine Prolapse, Breast Issues, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Organ ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Jang Soo Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 312
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Kim practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Glenview, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,670
  • Medicare Cost: $896
Dr. Peter John Thadani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thadani include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Dr. Thadani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thadani attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill K Holden, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Jill Holden works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Holden's clinical interests include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holden attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Christ J Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pavlatos's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Pavlatos obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,253
  • Medicare Cost: $610
Howard A Stone
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 281
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Howard Stone's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. Dr. Stone's areas of expertise include the following: foot surgery, heel pain, and sports health. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His training includes residency programs at Doctors Hospital and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stone's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Arthroscopy, Heel Pain, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Hubbell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Michael Hubbell's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a special interest in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hubbell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 residency. Dr. Hubbell has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hubbell's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Vaishali S Lafita, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1275 E Belvidere Road; Suite 200
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Vaishali Lafita is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lafita include vertebroplasty, epidural steroid injection, and joint injections. Dr. Lafita's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Unfortunately, Dr. Lafita is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Nerve Block, Epidural Steroid Injection, Joint Injections

Dr. David E Hamming, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 100
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. David Hamming sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamming obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Hamming is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Dorina S Scaunas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 216
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dorina Scaunas is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and adolescent gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Scaunas a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scaunas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Abnormal ... (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.