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We found 56 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 pediatric general surgeon in New Lenox, IL, Glenbrook, IL, and Chicago, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and tumor. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Barsness is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Barsness is open to new patients. She 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: Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Vicari is a pediatric plastic surgeon in Park Ridge, IL, Westchester, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Vicari has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Vicari attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 heart surgeon in Elk Grove Village, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Chicago, IL. He attended medical school at Ural State Medical Academy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katsnelson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Heartsaver american Heart and Association Award). In addition to English, Dr. Katsnelson (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Katsnelson's 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mirkovic's areas of expertise include back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and French. He is 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, minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Gordon Nuber specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Nuber average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nuber's office for an appointment. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Steven Kodros is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros's professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kodros attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Walter Kamysz, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
4905 Old Orchard Center; Lower Level Professional Buildling
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. John Kamysz is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include vertebroplasty, bone biopsy, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Kamysz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kamysz completed residency programs at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston and Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kamysz is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Steroid Injections, Kyphoplasty, Bone Biopsy, Vertebroplasty, Nerve Block, Epidural Steroid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Bowen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Bowen's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowen takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowen is professionally 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, 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
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Nolden's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Nolden is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nolden takes. He has an open panel.

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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) in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Prodromos's areas of expertise include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prodromos takes. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Robert Scott Kagan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 401
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kagan works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Elk Grove Village, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kagan has received the following distinction: 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. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
581 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson is a Hoffman Estates, IL physician who specializes in general surgery. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson 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. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kelikian's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kelikian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kelikian is accepting 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. Richard Lynn Wixson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Richard Wixson works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Chicago, IL and Skokie, IL. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of computer assisted surgery (CAS), hip replacement, and knee replacement. On average, patients gave Dr. Wixson a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wixson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Computer Assisted Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Micah William Garb, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
350 S. Waukegan Road; #200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Micah Garb is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Garb is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garb takes. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Garb attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids, Women's ... (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.