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We found 42 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Grayslake, IL.

Dr. Ervin Woodford Woody Denham III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7900 Rollins Road
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Ervin Denham's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Denham is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denham's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Denham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,458 - $2,528
  • Medicare Cost: $489 - $713
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)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Jacobson is a general gynecologist. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jacobson completed a residency program at UH Case Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery and infertility. Dr. Jacobson honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Raza Mohd Khan, MD
Specializes in Urology
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Raza Khan is an urologist in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Dr. Khan studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Khan completed residency programs at VA Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,716 - $9,800
  • Medicare Cost: $161 - $899
Dr. Brian Todd Helfand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Brian Helfand is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Helfand's areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Helfand's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

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. Jonathan S Citow, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
712 S Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Citow is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Citow's clinical interests include pituitary tumor, acoustic neuroma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Citow attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Citow's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Citow honors. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Citow has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Fusion, Complex Spine Surgery, Chronic Pain Management, Brain Aneurysm, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

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. Juan C Alzate Tejada, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
712 S Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Juan Alzate practices neurosurgery. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pituitary surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and chiari malformation. Dr. Alzate's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Alzate attended the University of Valle and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Alzate has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Chiari Malformation, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Oshin is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and gynecologist in Lake Forest, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Oshin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Oshin is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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. 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

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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.