We found 169 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Hines, IL.

Dr. James Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3231 W. Euclid Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. James Tuchek is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tuchek include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Tuchek attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Tuchek is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $5,291
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,349
Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Bakhos attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bakhos has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Lung Transplant, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Tatooles attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,485
Dr. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. She practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paddock honors. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari is a specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Vicari attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Dzakovic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Alexander Dzakovic's specialties are pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Heidelberg University. Dr. Dzakovic's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dzakovic's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgery

Dr. Gary William Chmielewski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
908 Elm St :; Suite 210
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Gary Chmielewski specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chmielewski is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $5,219
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $997
Dr. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Maywood, IL and Winfield, IL. These areas are among Dr. Lubawski's clinical interests: chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Lubawski trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchial Stent Placement, Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
121 N. Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shayani takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shayani welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Nawas's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nawas's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $848 - $3,696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $212 - $907
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient ratings for Dr. Gordon average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $259
Dr. Joseph Lee Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw works as a plastic surgeon and oral surgeon. Dr. Daw's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Daw's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $2,559 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $579 - $981
Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alsikafi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi 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)

Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Nayak's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nayak include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. Dr. Nayak is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nayak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Relevant Interests: , Mini-Maze procedure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,709 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $537 - $610
Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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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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