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We found 38 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds 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)

Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre is a thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kabre include surgical procedures. Her 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. Dr. Kabre graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
660 N. Westmoreland Road; #300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Decamp's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Decamp is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,352 - $7,453
  • Medicare Cost: $260 - $1,629
Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; #209
Lake Forest, 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. Patrick McGuane McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy is a cardiac surgeon in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCarthy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. McCarthy has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is 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

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anton Ivan Skaro, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
800 N Westmoreland Road; #102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Anton Skaro's medical specialty is transplant surgery. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skaro include liver cancer, pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Croatian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,624
Dr. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Nolden's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Nolden is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp Lewicky-Gaupp, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N. Westmoreland Road; #300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp works as an urogynecologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic prolapse. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urge Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lin has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Lin welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,368 - $4,953
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $1,046
Dr. Micah William Garb, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
660 N Westmoreland Road; #302
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Micah Garb is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garb include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. Dr. Garb accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garb graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, 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. Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N. Westmoreland Road; #300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Kenton is an urogynecology specialist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Kenton takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kenton graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
565 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 112
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Israel Berger is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Berger include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berger takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,665
  • Medicare Cost: $684
Dr. William H Pearce, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. William Pearce is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Pearce's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pearce is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Abdominal Problems, Spider Veins, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Laser Treatment, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger N Chams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Roger Chams' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff injury, sports health, and transplant procedures. Dr. Chams honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is conversant in French. Dr. Chams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 241
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,728 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $134 - $1,206
Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL reconstruction. Dr. Finlayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Finlayson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

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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.