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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; Suite 206
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Bakhos's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakhos has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Tuchek's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tuchek attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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

Dr. James Lubawski's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Lubawski is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lubawski include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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 areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; she sees patients in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Anton Skaro's medical specialty is transplant surgery. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skaro include liver cancer, pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Croatian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,624
Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo's medical specialty is transplant surgery. Dr. Caicedo graduated from National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include liver cancer, pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Caicedo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to 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. Joseph Ross Leventhal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Leventhal's specialty is transplant surgery. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. In Dr. Leventhal's practice, he is particularly interested in pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Leventhal's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mueller is in-network for TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Mueller's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and 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, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Ureter Problems, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bipan Chand is a general surgery specialist in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Chand's areas of expertise include achalasia, esophageal surgery, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chand is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Chand is affiliated with 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. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Alsikafi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894
Dr. Talia Barzel Baker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Talia Baker's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baker include pancreas transplant, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and kidney transplant. Dr. Baker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Baker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

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

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

Dr. Alpesh Patel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, spinal trauma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Patel 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: Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Roland Winterfield, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2160 S. First Avenue; Suite 6289, Loyola University Medical Center - Emergency Department.
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Winterfield is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Winterfield has a special interest in ablation, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Winterfield's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Ablation, Arrhythmias

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,548 - $5,640
  • Medicare Cost: $526 - $945
Dr. Pietro M Tonino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7617 W. North Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Pietro Tonino is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Maywood, IL and River Forest, IL. Dr. Tonino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Tonino's areas of expertise include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tonino studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tonino trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Theodore John Saclarides, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; Suite 206
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Theodore Saclarides works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Saclarides include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saclarides takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Saclarides studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saclarides trained at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, ... (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.