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We found 71 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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nawas has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $3,696
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $907
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Gordon attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $920
  • Medicare Cost: $259
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 and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Lisle, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Daw is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daw honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Daw has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Alsikafi completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894
Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes 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. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne is a general gynecologist in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from 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. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150 (primary Office)
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pasciak is open to 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. Andrew Stephen Zelby, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery; One Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 80
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Zelby is 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). Dr. Zelby is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Zelby is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

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

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

Dr. Sean Salehi practices neurosurgery. He speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salehi include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Salehi attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Bockrath is an urologist. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockrath include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bockrath's 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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,533 - $3,769
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $207
Dr. Luke Edward Sewall, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 128
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Luke Sewall is an interventional radiologist in Hinsdale, IL. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Varicocele, Varicose Veins, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Vertebroplasty, Spider ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,326 - $1,388
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is an urologist. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. Dr. Perry honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Perry's office for an appointment.

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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. 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 is a specialist in pediatric radiology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. He works in Hinsdale, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, stroke, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Marden is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marden honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Carotid Artery Stenting, Compression Fractures, Vascular Problems, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Lee's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include 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. Andrew Joseph Schubkegel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
57 East Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schubkegel include sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Schubkegel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schubkegel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100
  • Medicare Cost: $372
Dr. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Lyon is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

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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.