We found 32 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Gurnee, IL.

Dr. Ervin Woodford Woody Denham III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7900 Rollins Road
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Ervin Denham is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated Dr. Denham highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denham include gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Denham attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Denham completed a residency program 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, Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Bradley J Dunlap, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7900 Rollins Road
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Dunlap practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Lincolnshire, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunlap include knee injury, hip injury, and shoulder injury. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Dunlap honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Dunlap trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
3 S Greenleaf Street; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urologist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Alsikafi is not currently accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

Dr. Anand Vora, who practices in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vora attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Vora include knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vora's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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 orthopedist. Dr. Papierski's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Papierski speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Jacobson specializes in general gynecology and practices in Lake Forest, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Highland Park, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and infertility. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Jacobson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Jacobson attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Raza M Khan, MD
Specializes in Urology
3 S Greenleaf Street; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Raza Khan works as an urologist in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Khan trained at VA Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Brian Helfand's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Helfand include laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. Dr. Helfand is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Helfand's professional 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. Karen J Mass, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1475 Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Mass performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Mass include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Mass average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Mass is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She 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 Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2626 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL
 

Dr. David Fetter specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Fetter (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Fetter is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital for his residency. Dr. Mayer's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is conversant in German. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Leslie Oshin is a specialist in general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Oshin average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Oshin is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Oshin trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Oshin speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy

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

Dr. Christ Pavlatos is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Libertyville, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Grayslake, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Pavlatos is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Pavlatos trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He welcomes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,253
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $610

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 Tower Court; Suite 300
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Carl Buccellato sees patients in Vernon Hills, IL, Mount Prospect, IL, and Highland Park, IL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Buccellato has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and pelvic pain. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buccellato accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Buccellato is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Pain, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Mouyyad Wakaa Rahaby, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
900 Technology Way
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Mouyyad Rahaby is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Rahaby is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Vista Health System and Centegra Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $1,411 - $2,837
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $503 - $982
Dr. David Edward 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hamming include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Hamming attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Hamming is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

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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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