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

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

Dr. Antone Tatooles' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is open to new patients.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas has an open panel.

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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. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari works as a pediatric plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Westchester, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Vicari's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Vicari attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Daw is a plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Daw takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Daw completed his residency training at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Daw's 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. Prasad Vrkv Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
534 Chestnut Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. Dr. Gourineni is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. 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. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3722 Harlem Avenue; Suite 201
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Valaitis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Valaitis has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) is conversant in 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)

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $2,559 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $579 - $981
Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Alsikafi average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Nayak's clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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

Dr. Amit Patel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Patel attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Firdausi F Mazda, MD
Specializes in Urology
360 West Butterfield Road; Suite 245
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Firdausi Mazda is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Mazda include genital warts, shock wave lithotripsy, and kidney stones. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. Dr. Mazda is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, HPV, Laser Surgery, ... (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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Bruce Lindgren's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Lindgren's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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's specialty is neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Salehi attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Salehi include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Patient ratings for Dr. Salehi average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Salehi speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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. David Abraham Wolraich, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
40 S Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. David Wolraich's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wolraich's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wolraich attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolraich has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron W Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Jirschele is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jirschele's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urinary ... (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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