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We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare PPO near Joliet, IL.

Dr. Mary Beth Beth Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Mary Madonna is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Madonna is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Madonna trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1870 N. Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and tumor. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Barsness is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Avi Mazumdar, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavillion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Avi Mazumdar's specialties are interventional neuroradiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Mazumdar is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Vertebroplasty, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease

Dr. Harish Nanik Shownkeen, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavilion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Harish Shownkeen is an interventional neuroradiologist, interventional radiologist, and diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Shownkeen (or staff) speaks German and Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Tata Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Shownkeen is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Vertebroplasty, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu takes. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Kidney Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, ... (Read more)

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. Mohammad Kamran Khan, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavilion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Khan is a neurosurgery specialist in New Lenox, IL. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Scoliosis, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Neck Problems, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Brain ... (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)

Dr. Patricia Lynn Clark, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1300 Copperfield Avenue; Suite 3060
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Clark is a surgery specialist. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Clark obtained her medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed her residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,689
  • Medicare Cost: $732

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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.