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Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Reynolds completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1555 Barrington Road; Lower Level - Women & Childrens Hospital
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Ami Shah's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Anoscopy, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Burns, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Nasir Nasir, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1555 Barrington Road; Building 3, Suite 4250
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Khan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Khan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Cardiovascular Associates.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, WATCHMAN Procedure, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 65
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000 - $3,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $573 - $1,012
Dr. Sheryl Lynn Lipnick, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1585 N. Barrington Road, Suite 101; Drives Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sheryl Lipnick works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lipnick attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lipnick's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Partial Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Kirit Patari, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1585 N Barrington Road; Suite 101
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patari specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: heel surgery, finger joint replacement, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Patari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. Dr. Patari attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, wrist arthroscopy, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Replacement, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Pablo F Soto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
804 East Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Pablo Soto specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Soto's clinical interests: holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Soto is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
804 East Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; she sees patients in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Aortic Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin Albert Marden, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
800 Biesterfield Road; Eberle Building, Suite 610
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Franklin Marden specializes in pediatric radiology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marden takes. Dr. Marden attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Compression Fractures, Vascular Problems, Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
804 East Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Freihage include cardiac risk reduction, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and carotid artery disease. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Freihage attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freihage trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
804 Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doshi include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Doshi attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, Stent, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Malisch, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 610, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Malisch is an interventional neuroradiology and vascular & interventional radiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. Dr. Malisch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Malisch completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Compression Fractures, Vascular Problems, Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith L Komnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Keith Komnick's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Komnick is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Komnick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint ... (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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