We found 115 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Melrose Park, IL.

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; Professional Office Building, Suites 201, 206 and 416
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Bakhos's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakhos is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bakhos speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Lung Transplant, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Lubawski obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchial Stent Placement, Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 110, Room 3225
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock is a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Paddock attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paddock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3231 W. Euclid Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. James Tuchek is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. Dr. Tuchek takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vista Health System, Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. Dr. Tuchek is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $5,291
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,349
Dr. Alexander Dzakovic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Alexander Dzakovic works as a pediatric general surgeon and critical care specialist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dzakovic obtained his medical school training at Heidelberg University and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Dr. Dzakovic has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgery

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

Dr. Frank Vicari's specialties are plastic surgery and pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Vicari has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vicari takes.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. William John Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2160 South First Avenue, Maguire Center; Room 1700
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, sports health, and rehabilitation. Dr. Hopkinson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hopkinson's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Hopkinson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pietro M Tonino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7617 W. North Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Pietro Tonino works as an orthopedic surgeon in River Forest, IL and Maywood, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Tonino is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tonino's areas of expertise include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports injuries. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tonino accepts. Dr. Tonino graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Tonino (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urologist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Alsikafi is not currently accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller works as an urologist and urogynecologist in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mueller's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mueller accepts. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mueller's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Enterocele Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Ureter ... (Read more)

Dr. Gopal Nand Gupta, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Gopal Gupta's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include robotic partial nephrectomy, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, minimally invasive surgery, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Penile ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $7,738
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,613
Dr. Amy Der-Ching Lu, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Amy Lu specializes in transplant surgery and practices in Hines, IL and Maywood, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lu include minimally invasive surgery, liver tumor, and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Dr. Lu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Lu speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Bile Duct Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gryzlo include sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gryzlo is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gryzlo takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gryzlo is accepting 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. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Finlayson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

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

Dr. Nickolas G Garbis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Nickolas Garbis is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Garbis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder problems, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Garbis's professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Garbis attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Gorbonos, MD
Specializes in Urology
715 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Alex Gorbonos' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gorbonos attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Russian. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $6,993 - $9,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $394 - $1,726

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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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