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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 specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. Dr. Madonna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an interventional neuroradiologist, interventional radiologist, and diagnostic radiologist in Winfield, IL and New Lenox, IL. He has a special interest in vertebroplasty, brain aneurysm, and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazumdar studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Dr. Mazumdar is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an interventional neuroradiologist, interventional radiologist, and diagnostic radiologist in Winfield, IL and New Lenox, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Shownkeen (or staff) speaks German and Hindi. Dr. Shownkeen's clinical interests include vertebroplasty, brain aneurysm, and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. His residency was performed at Tata Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Shownkeen honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a neurosurgeon in New Lenox, IL. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: scoliosis, cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.