We found 13 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Papierski's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Papierski's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an urologist. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is not accepting 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894
Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S. Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Vora's clinical interests: achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Vora 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. Karen J Mass, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1475 Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass specializes in general gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Mass average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for 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. Dr. Mass is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Uterine Prolapse, Breast Issues, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Organ ... (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, who practices in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hand problems, wrist problems, and wrist arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Deleon studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Deleon completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
Dr. Christ J Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3021 Falling Waters Boulevard; Suite C
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pavlatos's areas of expertise include the following: 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, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Pavlatos obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamming obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Hamming is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Round Lake, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include sports health, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for HFN, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He 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, who practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Round Lake, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, meniscus repair, and arthroscopic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Baier is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baier is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baier studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is open to 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. Edward J Logue III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Edward Logue is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Logue include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff injury. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Logue honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. John Mayer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mayer include hip replacement, knee replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mayer is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Mayer's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Revision, Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Total Joint ... (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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Gurnee, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nemickas include computer assisted surgery (CAS), meniscus repair, and ACL reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nemickas is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Nemickas is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Erik G Nelson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
222 S Greenleaf Avenue; Suite 106
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Erik Nelson is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Nelson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He accepts 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.

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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.