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We found 40 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Denham's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Denham trained 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

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

Dr. Rebecca Jacobson is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery and infertility. Dr. Jacobson is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobson attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at VA Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Khan attended King Edward Medical University for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Brian Helfand specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Helfand focuses on laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. Dr. Helfand's professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Helfand attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. His clinical interests include pituitary surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Alzate's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Alzate attended the University of Valle for medical school. Dr. Alzate is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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

Dr. Jonathan Citow practices neurosurgery in Libertyville, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Citow's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary tumor, acoustic neuroma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Citow completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Citow has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Citow is open to 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. 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. Mehran Jabbarzadeh, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
900 Technology Drive; Suite 220
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Mehran Jabbarzadeh practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ankara University. Dr. Jabbarzadeh's training includes a residency program at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Jabbarzadeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Persian and Turkish. Dr. Jabbarzadeh is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Centegra Health System. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,411 - $2,837
  • Medicare Cost: $505 - $1,003
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

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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.