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We found 4 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near New Lenox, IL.

Dr. Mary Beth Beth Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Mary Madonna's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Madonna include surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Avi Mazumdar, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavillion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Avi Mazumdar, who practices in Winfield, IL and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in interventional neuroradiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vertebroplasty, brain aneurysm, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Mazumdar is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mazumdar welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Vertebroplasty, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease

Dr. Harish Nanik Shownkeen, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavilion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Harish Shownkeen's specialties are interventional neuroradiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Winfield, IL and New Lenox, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Shownkeen (or staff) speaks German and Hindi. He is especially interested in vertebroplasty, brain aneurysm, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Shownkeen is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shownkeen attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. He trained at Tata Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shownkeen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Vertebroplasty, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease

Dr. Mohammad Kamran Khan, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavilion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Khan's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include scoliosis, cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Neck Problems, Spine Tumor, ... (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.