We found 60 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Premier 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. Ervin Woodford Woody Denham III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Ervin Denham is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated Dr. Denham highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denham include gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Denham attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Denham completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

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. Stephen Peter Haggerty, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Haggerty is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal surgery and laparoscopic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Haggerty is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,528
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $734
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. Michael J Liptay, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Rd. :; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Michael Liptay is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Liptay graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 173
  • Charge (avg.): $1,310 - $11,145
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $256 - $1,641
Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
920 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birmingham include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Birmingham trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley J Dunlap, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Dunlap practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Lincolnshire, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunlap include knee injury, hip injury, and shoulder injury. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Dunlap honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Dunlap trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Paul Terrasse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700d North Westmoreland Road; Building D
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Terrasse works as a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Terrasse include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Terrasse is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Terrasse is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Terrasse speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Advocate Condell Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Lake Forest Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Terrasse's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
920 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Eldin Karaikovic is an orthopedic traumatologist and spine surgeon in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Lincolnshire, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Karaikovic honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Karaikovic is conversant in Croatian and Serbian. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $3,536 - $3,715
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $615 - $644

Specializes in General Gynecology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 3870
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Frank Tu works as a general gynecologist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of computer assisted surgery (CAS), fibroids, and endometriosis. Dr. Tu is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Tu honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Computer Assisted Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

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. Jeffrey L Visotsky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1919 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Morton Grove, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. He is especially interested in elbow reconstruction, rotator cuff injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Visotsky has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Visotsky obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Occupational Health Issues, ... (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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