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We found 14 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Papierski average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. He 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
3 S Greenleaf Street; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: 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). Dr. Alsikafi graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Alsikafi completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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. Gregory George Caronis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
105 N Greenleaf Street
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Caronis is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Caronis a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and rotator cuff injury. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Caronis attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for residency. Dr. Caronis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Karen Mass works as a general gynecologist in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Her clinical interests include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Mass's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to 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 affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S. Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Vora's practice, he is particularly interested in achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Vora is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Vora's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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. Serafin M Deleon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Serafin Deleon is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Deleon's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deleon include hand problems, wrist problems, and wrist arthroscopy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Deleon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,814
  • Medicare Cost: $545
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3021 Falling Waters Boulevard; Suite C
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Pavlatos highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pavlatos include 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, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pavlatos's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Pavlatos attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school.

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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
Dr. David E Hamming, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. David Hamming is an orthopedist in Gurnee, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Hamming completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamming is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

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. His areas of expertise consist of sports health, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. He takes HFN, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Collins is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Thomas Baier specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Round Lake, IL. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, meniscus repair, and arthroscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Baier at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baier accepts. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Baier trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Edward J Logue III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Edward Logue is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Logue attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff injury. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Occupational Health Issues, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tomas E Nemickas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
350 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Tomas Nemickas is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include computer assisted surgery (CAS), meniscus repair, and ACL reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Nemickas 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. Nemickas's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Occupational Health Issues, Computer ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
105 N Greenleaf Street
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. John Mayer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gurnee, IL and Libertyville, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Mayer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Mayer is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Revision, Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Total Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
222 S Greenleaf Avenue; Suite 106
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Erik Nelson works as an otolaryngologist in Gurnee, IL and Libertyville, IL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Nelson attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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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.