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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' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. She is accepting new patients.

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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 specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is 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's specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. Katsnelson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He studied medicine at Ural State Medical Academy. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA Plans, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Katsnelson include: American Heartsaver american Heart and Association Award). Dr. Katsnelson is accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mirkovic is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mirkovic welcomes new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) is conversant in Serbian, Spanish, and French.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Kodros is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kodros 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. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kodros attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nuber's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nuber's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bowen's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Bowen has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Nolden is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nolden is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Alsikafi completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Prodromos's areas of expertise include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Prodromos's professional 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. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
581 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson works as a general surgeon. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Wilson trained at Rush University Medical Center. 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 plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Patients gave Dr. Kagan an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kagan obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Kelikian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. Dr. Kelikian's professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kelikian welcomes 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. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Liu's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liu'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. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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Specializes in Urology
342 S. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Israel Berger, who practices in Skokie, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Berger (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Berger's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,665
  • Medicare Cost: $684
Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. 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. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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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

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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.