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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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Madonna is 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Madonna trained 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's specialties are interventional neuroradiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Mazumdar is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology's residency program.

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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. Dr. Shownkeen (or staff) speaks German and Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Tata Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Shownkeen is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 neurosurgery specialist 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. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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