We found 65 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near La Grange, IL.

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Nawas's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nawas's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Joseph Lee Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw works as a plastic surgeon and oral surgeon. Dr. Daw's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Daw's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alsikafi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150 (primary Office)
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pasciak trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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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. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bockrath trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Stephen Zelby, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery; One Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 80
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Zelby works as a neurosurgeon in Westchester, IL and River Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zelby include extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and discectomy (disc removal surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Zelby is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Discectomy, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Sean A Salehi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3 Westbrook Corporate Center; Suite 1000
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sean Salehi is a neurosurgery specialist in Westchester, IL. His clinical interests include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). On average, patients gave Dr. Salehi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salehi honors. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Salehi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Microsurgery, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Fungal Infection, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne specializes in general gynecology and practices in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Dorne accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dorne is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Luke Sewall's medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Sewall's clinical interests include varicocele, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Sewall performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Union Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Kent Perry's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. Dr. Perry's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Perry's office for an appointment. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Perry completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Perry has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyon takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lyon is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lyon trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 105
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube is a general gynecology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Daube is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Daube's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Daube honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Daube attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin Albert Marden, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, 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. Andrew Joseph Schubkegel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
57 East Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Clarendon Hills, IL. Patients gave Dr. Schubkegel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Schubkegel is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Snoring, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $372

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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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