We found 37 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicaid near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Julia Elaine Grabowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Julia Grabowski is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In her practice, Dr. Grabowski focuses on surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grabowski graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grabowski's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas has an open panel.

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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. Ramsis Farid Ghaly, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
11136 Indian Woods Drive
Indian Head Park, IL
 

Dr. Ramsis Ghaly's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ghaly is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer, pain management, and spine surgery procedures. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghaly honors. Dr. Ghaly studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ghaly is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Cancer, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Prasad Vrkv Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
534 Chestnut Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. Dr. Gourineni is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David Martin Frim, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. David Frim is a neurosurgery specialist in Burr Ridge, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise consist of concussion, neurosurgery, and neuroendoscopy. Patients rated Dr. Frim highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: Chicago Super Doctors; Schulman Award, Pediatric Section Of Am Assoc Neurol Surg; and Young Neurosurgeon Award, World Fed Of Neuro- Surgical Societies. Dr. Frim (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Frim has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Neurosurgery, Concussion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Valaitis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Valaitis has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) is conversant in Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hemal Nayak is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Nayak's clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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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. Firdausi F Mazda, MD
Specializes in Urology
360 West Butterfield Road; Suite 245
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Firdausi Mazda is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Mazda include genital warts, shock wave lithotripsy, and kidney stones. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. Dr. Mazda is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, HPV, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Lindgren's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Finlayson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Luke Edward Sewall, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 128
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Luke Sewall is an interventional radiologist. Dr. Sewall's areas of expertise include varicocele, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Union Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Sewall has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endovascular aneurysm repair

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Varicocele, Varicose Veins, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Vertebroplasty, Spider ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $1,326 - $1,388
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $519 - $649
Dr. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Gong is conversant in Mandarin. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Consultation, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent T Perry Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S 1st Avenue; 101-1740 Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kent Perry, who practices in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Perry graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Perry's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Prostate Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Allyn Aletich, MS, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology
120 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Victor Aletich's area of specialization is interventional neuroradiology. Dr. Aletich's areas of expertise include vertebroplasty, stroke, and angioplasty. MultiPlan, Cigna, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aletich accepts. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Aletich is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Cerebral Angiogram, Vascular Disease, Vertebroplasty, Neurocritical Care, Aneurysm, Stroke, ... (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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