We found 67 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA HMO near Maywood, IL.

Dr. Antone Tatooles Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Tatooles performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tatooles's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,485
Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $848 - $3,696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $212 - $907
Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Maywood, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barsness's office for an appointment.

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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. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Alsikafi is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Alsikafi attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Zion, IL). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3722 Harlem Avenue; Suite 201
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis specializes in urogynecology and practices in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Valaitis include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Valaitis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Finlayson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Finlayson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

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

Dr. Stephen Michael Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo works as an orthopedic surgeon in River Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gryzlo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gryzlo's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $3,698 - $5,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,122
Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Nayak's clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare PPO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Nayak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Sinai Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Mini-Maze procedure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,709 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $537 - $610
Dr. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
534 Chestnut Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Chicago, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Gourineni has a special interest in spine problems and hip problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Joseph L Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw specializes in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Lisle, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Daw's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Gnerlich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gnerlich include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. She is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Gnerlich attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren works as a pediatric urologist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lindgren include hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lindgren trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lindgren's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Lindgren welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean A Salehi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1 Westbrook Corporate Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sean Salehi specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salehi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Salehi attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Salehi completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Microsurgery, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Fungal Infection, Microdiscectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent T Perry Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S 1st Avenue; 101-1740 Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kent Perry, who practices in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Perry attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perry has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Prostate Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel, who practices in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Lombard, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Winfield, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (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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