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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA POS near Gurnee, IL.

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
3 S. Greenleaf Avenue; Suite J
Gurnee, 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
Dr. Gregory George Caronis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
105 N Greenleaf Street
Gurnee, 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. Serafin M Deleon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Llc - Lake Shore Orthopaedics; 350 S. Greenleaf Avenue, Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Serafin Deleon is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Deleon's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, dupuytren's contracture, and arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deleon takes. Dr. Deleon graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Tendonitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,814
  • Medicare Cost: $545
Dr. Jill Kathleen Holden, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Ob - Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd.; 36100 Brookside Drive, Suite 100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Jill Holden, who practices in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Holden has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holden include gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Holden is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Michael J Hubbell, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Ob - Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd; 36100 Brookside Drive, Suite 100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Michael Hubbell is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Hubbell's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hubbell 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. David Edward Hamming, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Llc - Lake Shore Orthopaedics; 350 Greenleaf Street, Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. David Hamming's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamming include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamming attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Hamming trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Bruce C Summerville, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Llc - Lake Shore Orthopaedics; 350 S. Greenleaf Avenue, Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Summerville is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Summerville average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Summerville include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Summerville attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Partial Knee Replacement, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Barrett Collins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
105 N Greenleaf Street
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Roger Collins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Round Lake, IL. Dr. Collins's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder replacement. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Collins's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Gottfried Mayer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
105 N Greenleaf Street
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. John Mayer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Mayer's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Mayer is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Edward J Logue III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Llc - Lake Shore Orthopaedics; 350 S. Greenleaf Avenue, Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Edward Logue specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Logue include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Logue is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Logue obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ACL ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Baier, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
105 N Greenleaf
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Baier's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Baier's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, meniscus repair, and ACL reconstruction. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Baier completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Baier is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Baier welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tomas E Nemickas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Llc - Lake Shore Orthopaedics; 350 S. Greenleaf Avenue, Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Tomas Nemickas works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemickas include computer assisted surgery (CAS), meniscus repair, and ACL reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemickas is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Computer Assisted Surgery, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward G Hamming, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Llc - Lake Shore Orthopaedics; 350 S. Greenleaf Avenue, Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Edward Hamming's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hamming's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and rotator cuff injury. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Total Joint Replacement, Knee Replacement, Rotator ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,253
  • Medicare Cost: $581
Dr. Erik G Nelson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
222 S. Greenleaf Avenue; Suite #106
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Erik Nelson practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Gurnee, IL and Libertyville, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nelson's office for an appointment. Dr. Nelson graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,440
  • Medicare Cost: $379

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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.