We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds practices pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis 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. Sanjay Kirit Patari, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1585 N Barrington Road; Suite 101
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patari practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Hoffman Estates, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Calumet Park, IL. Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patari's areas of expertise include the following: heel surgery, finger joint replacement, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patari's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Freihage include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freihage honors. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Doshi accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lipnick include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipnick honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Lipnick is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Pablo Soto's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soto is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Soto trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Soto is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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. 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 works as a pediatric radiologist, interventional neuroradiologist, and interventional radiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marden include brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and 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. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
804 East Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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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. Keith L Komnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1585 N. Barrington Road; #101
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Keith Komnick works as an orthopedist in Des Plaines, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Komnick's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver 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, 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)

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 a specialist in interventional neuroradiology and vascular & interventional radiology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hinsdale, IL. These areas are among Dr. Malisch's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Malisch attended Duke University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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