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We found 121 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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Maywood, IL, McHenry, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he 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 speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tuchek graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuchek include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. Dr. Tuchek honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,291
  • Medicare Cost: $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's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. She practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. She has a special interest in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Paddock trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Paddock is 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. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Lubawski's clinical interests: chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Vicari's specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 specializes in transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caicedo include liver cancer, 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 studied medicine at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Caicedo's professional 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: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,704
Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Alsikafi completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as 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: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894
Dr. Joseph Ross Leventhal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Leventhal's specialty is transplant surgery. He is especially interested in pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Dr. Leventhal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Leventhal has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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: , 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mueller include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mueller accepts. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Mueller attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

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

Dr. Matthew Nora's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Nora include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,559 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $981
Dr. Victor G Cimino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; Professional Office Building, Suites 201, 206 and 416
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Victor Cimino sees patients in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Cimino is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cimino accepts. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Cimino completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 is a medical specialist in surgery. His areas of expertise include achalasia, esophageal surgery, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Chand is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chand accepts Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 is a transplant surgeon in Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney transplant and liver transplant. Dr. Skaro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for residency. His 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes 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. Gopal Nand Gupta, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Gopal Gupta is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Gupta's clinical interests: robotic partial nephrectomy, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks French and Hindi.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,738
  • Medicare Cost: $1,613
Dr. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7420 Central Avenue; Suite 2010
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne is a general gynecologist in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dorne is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (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.