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' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include 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 surgeon and pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Dr. Kabre is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kabre 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 is not currently accepting new patients.

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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; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a chest surgeon in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Decamp is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. 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 has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness works as a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Barsness's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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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. Patrick McGuane McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. McCarthy average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCarthy's clinical interests include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. McCarthy has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nolden 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. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nolden attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Nolden has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liu has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Liu honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp specializes in urogynecology. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Albert Lin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Craig Finlayson practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Finlayson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Anand Vora practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Vora is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Vora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roger Chams is an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chams include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Chams is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chams honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 241
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,728 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $134 - $1,206
Dr. Micah William Garb, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
660 North Westmoreland Road; Suite 302
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Micah Garb is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Deerfield, IL. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Garb completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Garb include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. The average patient rating for Dr. Garb is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Garb 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. Stephen William Ganshirt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Ganshirt specializes in general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. Dr. Ganshirt is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Ganshirt's residency was performed at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Patient ratings for Dr. Ganshirt average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Hernia, Skin Lesions, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,164
  • Medicare Cost: $643
Dr. Matthew David Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jones works as an orthopedist in Lake Forest, IL and Glenview, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include minimally invasive surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and sports health. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Jones is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,404
  • Medicare Cost: $854
Dr. Karen J Mass, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 223
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass, who practices in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Mass a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mass include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mass accepts. Dr. Mass is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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