We found 24 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Papierski graduated from 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Dr. Papierski has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi is professionally affiliated with 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Alsikafi average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Dennis Liu is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Liu is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liu's 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. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora takes. Dr. Vora's education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Roger Chams practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chams graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Dr. Chams's practice 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 241
  • Charge (avg.): $2,728 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $134 - $1,206
Dr. Stephen William Ganshirt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 214
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Ganshirt works as a general surgeon in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. He has a special interest in gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ganshirt is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital, Southfield's residency program. Dr. Ganshirt's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ganshirt accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Peter Thadani's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Thadani is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Thadani include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thadani is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Thadani welcomes 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 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass is a general gynecology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Mass is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mass include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Mass honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. 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. Her professional affiliations include 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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mayer include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Mayer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is conversant in German. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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. 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). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kim completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,670
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $896
Dr. Christ Jerry Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pavlatos include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Pavlatos 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. Dr. Pavlatos's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. Dr. Holden is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Holden studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Holden trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for her residency.

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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, who practices in Gurnee, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hamming include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Hamming is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hamming's office for an appointment.

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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 is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist. Dr. Stone's clinical interests include foot surgery, heel pain, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. For his residency, Dr. Stone trained at Doctors Hospital and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Stone is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Grayslake, IL, is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. 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. Dr. Lafita's areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, epidural steroid injection, and joint injections. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lafita's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hubbell's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Hubbell a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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

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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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