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We found 19 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 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. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
151 W. Golf Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Alsikafi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894
Dr. Gregory George Caronis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2552 N. Illinois Route 83
Round Lake Beach, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Caronis works as an orthopedist. Dr. Caronis's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Caronis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. In addition to English, Dr. Caronis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Caronis is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (rte. 120)
Grayslake, 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)

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

Dr. Roger Chams' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff injury, sports health, and transplant procedures. Dr. Chams honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is conversant in French. Dr. Chams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 241
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,728 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $134 - $1,206
Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Vora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, achilles tendon problems, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Vora's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Stephen William Ganshirt, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1475 E Belvidere Road, Pavilion C; Suite 385
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Ganshirt is a medical specialist in surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. Dr. Ganshirt's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Ganshirt is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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. Peter John Thadani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute - Lake Forest Orthopaedics; 1275 E. Belvidere Road, Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani sees patients in Libertyville, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Thadani completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Thadani 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. Karen J Mass, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 214
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass' specialty is general gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Mass highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cancer, and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Mass graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Mass trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christ Jerry Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute -- Libertyville, Lake Forest and .; 1275 E. Belvidere Road, Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos is an orthopedist in Libertyville, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Pavlatos has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Pavlatos completed residency programs at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,253
  • Medicare Cost: $610
Dr. Ronald Jang Soo Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 312
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Kim is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kim attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,670
  • Medicare Cost: $896
Howard A Stone
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 281
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Howard Stone practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. Patient ratings for Dr. Stone average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stone's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, foot surgery, and heel pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Stone completed his residency training at Doctors Hospital and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Tendon Repair, Arthroscopic Surgery, Laser Treatment, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dorina Scaunas is a medical specialist in general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Scaunas is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Scaunas's clinical interests: menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and adolescent gynecology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Scaunas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She is conversant in Romanian. She is professionally 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)

Dr. Roger Barrett Collins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2552 N. Illinois Route 83
Round Lake Beach, IL
 

Dr. Roger Collins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Round Lake, IL. Dr. Collins's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder replacement. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Collins's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Gottfried Mayer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2552 N. Illinois Route 83
Round Lake Beach, IL
 

Dr. John Mayer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Mayer's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Mayer is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Kristopher N Atzeff, MD
Specializes in Urology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 312
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Kristopher Atzeff is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atzeff accepts. Dr. Atzeff's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Atzeff's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Atzeff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Russian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,680
  • Medicare Cost: $216 - $748

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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.