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We found 122 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Melrose Park, IL.

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

Dr. James Tuchek is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Tuchek studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tuchek honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,291
  • Medicare Cost: $1,349
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 sees patients in Maywood, IL, McHenry, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bakhos has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Heather Paddock, who practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. She is especially interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Paddock completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Dzakovic's 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 attended Heidelberg University for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dzakovic's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgery

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

Dr. Frank Vicari specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is professionally 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. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Lubawski honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Juan Caicedo is a physician who specializes in transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caicedo include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Caicedo speaks Spanish.

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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

  • 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 specializes in transplant surgery. Dr. Leventhal's areas of clinical interest consist of pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leventhal completed a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Leventhal has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally 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: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

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

Dr. Matthew Osceola Nora, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora's medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi works as an urologist. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). 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)

2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Anton Skaro practices transplant surgery in Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Skaro include kidney transplant and liver transplant. Dr. Skaro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University, Dr. Skaro attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Patel 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. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller's specialties are 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 affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Mueller honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her practice is open to 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. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a special interest in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren is accepting 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)

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 practices plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cimino honors. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His 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 is a surgeon in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chand's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, esophageal surgery, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chand honors. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Chand attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. 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)

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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.