We found 64 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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her 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 specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Westchester, IL. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Katsnelson is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Ural State Medical Academy. Dr. Katsnelson has received the following distinction: American Heartsaver (american Heart Association Award). Dr. Katsnelson (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,730
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $844
Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Prodromos is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Polish. Dr. Prodromos is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Prodromos is accepting new patients.

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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. Srdjan Mirkovic, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mirkovic attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Gordon Nuber is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nuber graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nuber include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Nuber is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nuber's 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 61
  • Charge (avg.): $1,944 - $6,138
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $169 - $1,238
Dr. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Lincolnshire, IL, and Skokie, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Nolden is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nolden's clinical interests: back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nolden honors. Dr. Nolden's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Bowen a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Bowen has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $3,781 - $6,149
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $1,238
Dr. Robert Scott Kagan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 401
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kagan is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kagan has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Alsikafi's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Alsikafi attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Steven Kodros works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kodros attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Armen Kelikian practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. These areas are among Dr. Kelikian's clinical interests: foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Kelikian is 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, 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's specialty is pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Liu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Liu speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Byun is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Byun is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finlayson honors. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

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

Dr. Michael Wilson is a general surgery specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wilson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hernia, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

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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.
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