We found 60 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna PPO near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness works as a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Barsness's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari's medical specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Vicari attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He 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. Yan Katsnelson, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4141 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Yan Katsnelson specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Katsnelson is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ural State Medical Academy. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Heartsaver american Heart and Association Award). Dr. Katsnelson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,730
  • Medicare Cost: $844
Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mirkovic include back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Mirkovic trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Serbian, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Cervical Spine Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Andreas Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Kodros is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kodros accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kodros trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, 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: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon William Nuber, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Gordon Nuber works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nuber include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nuber completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nuber has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,944 - $6,138
  • Medicare Cost: $169 - $1,238
Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Bowen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Bowen has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,781 - $6,149
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $1,238
Dr. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nolden include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nolden attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Nolden has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite J
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos sees patients in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prodromos include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
581 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is general surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wilson's areas of expertise include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hernia, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Robert Scott Kagan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 401
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kagan is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kagan's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kagan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kagan has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Kelikian is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kelikian is open to new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liu has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Liu honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Kidney Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,368 - $4,953
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $1,046
Dr. Michael Byun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1775 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Young Byun is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Byun include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and rhinoplasty. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Byun takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Byun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Byun is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (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.