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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage HMO near Joliet, IL.

Dr. Ramanathapur K Natesh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1100 Essington Road; Suite 6
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Ramanathapur Natesh specializes in general surgery and practices in Joliet, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Natesh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College. Dr. Natesh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,696
  • Medicare Cost: $722
Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15724 Route; 59 #102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. John Lee specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Lee attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Collins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
951 Essington Road
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Michael Collins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hinsdale, IL and Joliet, IL. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, carpal tunnel surgery, and rotator cuff injury. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,767 - $7,864
  • Medicare Cost: $610 - $634
Dr. Leah Renee Urbanosky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
951 Essington Road
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Leah Urbanosky's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Urbanosky highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Urbanosky include carpal tunnel surgery, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Urbanosky attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan H Chen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
823 - 129th Infantry Drive; Suite 103
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Alan Chen is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Joliet, IL. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Chen's residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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.