We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Grayslake, IL.

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

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urologist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Alsikafi is not currently accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Anand Vora, who practices in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vora attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Vora include knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vora's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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 orthopedist. Dr. Papierski's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Papierski speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roger Chams, who practices in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Chams's clinical interests: knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chams attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
Dr. Karen J Mass, MD
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. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Mass performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Mass include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Mass average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Mass is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Gottfried Mayer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
151 W Golf Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. John Mayer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital for his residency. Dr. Mayer's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is conversant in German. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Peter John Thadani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Dr. Thadani is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thadani's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Christ Pavlatos is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Libertyville, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Grayslake, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Pavlatos is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Pavlatos trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He welcomes 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
Dr. Jill K Holden, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Jill Holden specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Holden is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Holden graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. David Edward 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hamming include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Hamming attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Hamming is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot surgery, heel pain, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stone takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He completed his residency training at Doctors Hospital and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Vaishali Lafita specializes in diagnostic radiology. Her areas of expertise include vertebroplasty, epidural steroid injection, and joint injections. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Lafita performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Michael J Hubbell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Michael Hubbell is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hubbell has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Hubbell completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hubbell has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Dorina S Scaunas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 216
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dorina Scaunas is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scaunas include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and adolescent gynecology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Scaunas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Edward J Logue III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 100
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Edward Logue's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Logue's training includes residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff injury. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Logue has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Occupational Health Issues, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen W Ganshirt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 214
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Ganshirt is a general surgery specialist in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Ganshirt is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganshirt is open to new patients. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Providence Hospital, Southfield.

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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

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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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