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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Maywood, IL, McHenry, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Bakhos's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakhos takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bakhos is conversant in Arabic. His professional 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 Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3231 W. Euclid Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. James Tuchek's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tuchek include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. Dr. Tuchek is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tuchek is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. His practice 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. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 110, Room 3225
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Paddock graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her clinical interests include achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Paddock is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 attended medical school at Heidelberg University. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Dzakovic honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgery

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

Dr. James Lubawski is a cardiothoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lubawski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Frank Vicari is a physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vicari's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo's specialty is transplant surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Caicedo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $9,434
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,704

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

Dr. Matthew Nora is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Alsikafi attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Alsikafi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is closed to 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. Joseph Ross Leventhal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Leventhal practices transplant surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leventhal include pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Dr. Leventhal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Leventhal is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Abdominal Organ Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. These areas are among Dr. Mueller's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mueller is accepting new patients. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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. Victor G Cimino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; Professional Office Building, Suites 201, 206 and 416
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Victor Cimino's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cimino include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Cimino attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Cimino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Bipan Chand, MD
Specializes in Surgery
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Bipan Chand's specialty is surgery. His areas of expertise include achalasia, esophageal surgery, and gallbladder problems. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chand accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Chand attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anton Ivan Skaro, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anton Skaro's specialty is transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skaro include kidney transplant and liver transplant. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. Dr. Skaro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Transplant ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $9,434
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,624
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. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Patel attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. He honors 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric urologist. Dr. Lindgren's clinical interests encompass hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lindgren is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is open to 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)

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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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