We found 34 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 works as a pediatric general surgeon. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include 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. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Kabre has a special interest in surgical procedures. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kabre attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Kabre has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barsness include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a thoracic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Decamp's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Decamp's practice 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,352 - $7,453
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $260 - $1,629
Dr. Patrick M McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. McCarthy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. McCarthy has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Nolden's clinical interests include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora, who practices in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vora attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Vora include knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vora's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Finlayson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is accepting new patients. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Roger Chams, who practices in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Chams's clinical interests: knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chams attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ultrasound, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 241
  • Charge (avg.): $2,728 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $134 - $1,206
Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu specializes in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Liu include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Liu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Hydronephrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen J Mass, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 223
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Mass performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Mass include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Mass average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Mass is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Uterine Prolapse, Breast Issues, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Organ ... (Read more)

Dr. William H Pearce, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. William Pearce is a specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Pearce's areas of expertise include ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pearce takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Pearce has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Laser Treatment, Varicose Veins, Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jones is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lake Forest, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among Dr. Jones's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and reverse total shoulder replacement. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones completed residency programs at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Shoulder Reconstruction, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark K Eskandari, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Mark Eskandari's area of specialization is vascular surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Eskandari's areas of expertise include the following: endarterectomy, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Dr. Eskandari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Eskandari welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Stent, Stroke, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Jesse Davis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Davis works as an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Davis graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davis trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $225 - $1,647
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $30 - $181
Dr. Peter John Thadani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 N Westmoreland Drive
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Dr. Thadani is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thadani's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (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.
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