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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and 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.

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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 medical specialist in thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. Dr. Kabre is especially interested in surgical procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Her professional 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 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. Dr. Decamp is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decamp takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Decamp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Decamp's office for an appointment.

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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' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. She is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Denham include gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Denham is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Denham attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 cardiac surgeon in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. McCarthy attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy's clinical interests include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. McCarthy has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy has an open panel.

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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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Highland Park, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haggerty include gastrointestinal surgery and laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haggerty takes. Dr. Haggerty is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Liptay's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham, who practices in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Birmingham's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Birmingham accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Sanjay Gandhi, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Ste 306; Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Gandhi works as an urologist and urogynecologist. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gandhi's areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and interstitial cystitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $722
Dr. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Nolden is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nolden is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Frank Tu is a general gynecologist in Skokie, IL and Highland Park, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His clinical interests include computer assisted surgery (CAS), fibroids, and endometriosis. Dr. Tu is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Tu is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Anthony Terrasse's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Terrasse is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Terrasse speaks Spanish. Dr. Terrasse's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jean Hurteau's specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hurteau is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Hurteau has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,560
  • Medicare Cost: $887
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Specializes in Urology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 3800
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Mutchnik works as an urologist. His areas of expertise consist of neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Mutchnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mutchnik has an open panel.

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

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp is an urogynecology specialist in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp accepts. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. 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: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Injuries, Urge Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, ... (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.