We found 55 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds practices pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Beth Beth Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mary Madonna specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. Dr. Madonna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Julia Elaine Grabowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Julia Grabowski works as a pediatric general surgeon in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In Dr. Grabowski's practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Grabowski is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease

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 Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barsness completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. 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 has an open panel.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari 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. Steven Andreas 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 orthopedic surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros 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, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kodros has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Kodros completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Mark Bowen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bowen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowen is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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
920 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nolden include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Nolden performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Tadanori Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Tadanori Tomita is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Kobe University School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Tomita's clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), spine tumor, and neurosurgery. Dr. Tomita's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Tomita is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor, Hydrocephalus, Spina ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi works as an urologist. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic 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)

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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Prodromos's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Wilson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. He is 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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Elk Grove Village, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagan include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kelikian is conversant in Armenian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kelikian's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelikian is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He 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 works as a pediatric urologist. 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's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: 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). Dr. Lin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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.