We found 37 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Denham average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Denham is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Denham graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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 and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Papierski takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Alsikafi attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Alsikafi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is closed to 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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liu's office for an appointment. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Kidney Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rebecca Jacobson is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery and infertility. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobson performed her residency at UH Case Medical Center. 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Khan is open to new patients. He attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at VA Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $3,716 - $9,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $161 - $899
Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL. His clinical interests include knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. Dr. Vora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Vora is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He 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' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chams attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His clinical interests include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chams's 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. Jonathan S Citow, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
712 S Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Citow's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Citow is conversant in Spanish. His 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. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Citow average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Citow takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Brian Todd Helfand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Brian Helfand's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Glenview, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Chicago, IL. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. Dr. Helfand's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Helfand speaks Spanish. His 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. Juan C Alzate Tejada, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
712 S Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Juan Alzate's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest 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 is a graduate of the University of Valle. For his professional training, Dr. Alzate completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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)

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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mass include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Mass is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Organ ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Leslie Oshin works as a perinatologist and gynecologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oshin include minimally invasive surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oshin honors. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. In addition to English, she speaks 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 is an urologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. Dr. Kim obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Kim 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. Peter John Thadani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani, who practices in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thadani takes. Dr. Thadani attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He 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. Robert Keith Erickson, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
712 S Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Robert Erickson's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Erickson include spine tumor, minimally invasive spine surgery, and chiari malformation. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Erickson is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Complex Spine Surgery, Brain Aneurysm, Spine Tumor, Chiari Malformation, Epilepsy, ... (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.
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