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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, who practices in Evanston, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Gurnee, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Denham's clinical interests: gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Denham is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Denham is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Papierski's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Alsikafi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Alsikafi is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Alsikafi completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (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 is a pediatric urologist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Liu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Liu has a closed panel.

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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 specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Jacobson's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and infertility. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UH Case Medical Center.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Khan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Before completing his residency at VA Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Khan attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. The average patient rating for Dr. Khan is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Glenview, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Helfand's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Helfand takes. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Helfand is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Karen J Mass, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass practices general gynecology. 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. She takes 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. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Mass has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Roger Chams sees patients in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chams include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. Dr. Chams is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Chams completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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
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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. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Vora attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Vora is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Jonathan Citow's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Citow include pituitary tumor, acoustic neuroma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Citow attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Citow is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Juan Alzate's specialty is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Alzate a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pituitary surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and chiari malformation. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alzate studied medicine at the University of Valle. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Alzate is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has a closed panel.

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

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Chiari Malformation, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (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 specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Oshin is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oshin honors. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Oshin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Oshin is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Ronald Kim sees patients in Glenview, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,670
  • Medicare Cost: $896
Dr. Mouyyad Wakaa Rahaby, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
900 Technology Drive; Suite 220
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Mouyyad Rahaby is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Rahaby is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vista Health System and Centegra Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,411 - $2,837
  • Medicare Cost: $503 - $982
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Libertyville, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, and Grayslake, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. 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 rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thadani is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His practice 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)

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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.