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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds practices pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of 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 is open to 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialties are thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kabre studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kabre trained at Rush University Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. She is not accepting 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; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Decamp is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Decamp's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting 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; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness is a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barsness completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. 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. Barsness 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. Ervin Woodford Woody Denham III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Ervin Denham's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Denham is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denham's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Denham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,458 - $2,528
  • Medicare Cost: $489 - $713
Dr. Patrick McGuane 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. These areas are among Dr. McCarthy's clinical interests: maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McCarthy trained at Mayo Clinic. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting 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. Stephen Peter Haggerty, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Haggerty practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Haggerty is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haggerty is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,528
  • Medicare Cost: $734
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 thoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is an in-network provider for 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. Dr. Liptay has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 173
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,310 - $11,145
  • Medicare Cost: $256 - $1,641
Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
920 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham sees patients in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Birmingham is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Birmingham trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally 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. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nolden include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Nolden performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Sanjay Gandhi, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Ste 306; Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Gandhi's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. He practices in Park City, IL, Forest, IL, and Woodstock, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and interstitial cystitis. Dr. Gandhi accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gandhi trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Gandhi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Gandhi has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $722
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Specializes in General Gynecology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 3870
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Frank Tu, who practices in Skokie, IL and Highland Park, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. His areas of expertise include computer assisted surgery (CAS), fibroids, and endometriosis. Patients gave Dr. Tu an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Tu speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jean Hurteau is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hurteau is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurteau has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks French. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,560
  • Medicare Cost: $887
Dr. Anthony Paul Terrasse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700d North Westmoreland Road; Building D
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Terrasse is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Terrasse's medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Terrasse include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Terrasse has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Terrasse's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. David L Mutchnik, MD
Specializes in Urology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 3800
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Mutchnik specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Mutchnik graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mutchnik accepts. Dr. Mutchnik is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,680
  • Medicare Cost: $745
Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu works as a pediatric urologist. 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's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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