We found 24 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Grayslake, IL.

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Papierski's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Papierski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. 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)

Specializes in Urology
151 W Golf Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alsikafi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (rte. 120)
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu is a specialist in pediatric urology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liu include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu accepts. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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. Dr. Vora has a special interest in achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Vora average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Vora is accepting 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Roger Chams practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chams studied medicine at 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chams include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Chams average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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. He welcomes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 241
  • Charge (avg.): $2,728 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $134 - $1,206

Specializes in General Surgery
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 214
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Ganshirt's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Ganshirt's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Ganshirt's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $4,164
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $643

Specializes in General Gynecology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Her areas of expertise include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Mass is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Mass completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Mass average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She is accepting 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)

Specializes in Urology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 312
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Kim specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Glenview, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,670
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $896

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thadani include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Dr. Thadani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Thadani performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Jill Holden specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Holden has a special interest in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She 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. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Holden honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pavlatos's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. The average patient rating for Dr. Pavlatos is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Pavlatos is accepting new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,253
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $610

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 281
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Howard Stone is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist. Dr. Stone trained at Doctors Hospital and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Stone include foot surgery, heel pain, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Stone average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stone accepts. Dr. Stone is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his 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)

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1275 E Belvidere Road; Suite 200
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Vaishali Lafita is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. She works in Grayslake, IL. Dr. Lafita's clinical interests include vertebroplasty, epidural steroid injection, and joint injections. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lafita takes. Dr. Lafita is not accepting new patients at this time. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamming include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Hamming welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Michael Hubbell works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Hubbell's areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Hubbell average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Hubbell has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hubbell is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 216
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Carrie Funkhauser's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Funkhauser's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery and vulva problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Funkhauser's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vulva Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pregnancy, Hysterectomy

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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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