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We found 56 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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
Outpatient Center In Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. Dr. Kabre is especially interested in surgical procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kabre is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mary Madonna's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Madonna include surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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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's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grabowski takes. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is closed to 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' 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. 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. 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. Tadanori Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Tadanori Tomita's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Tomita average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), spine tumor, and hydrocephalus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tomita honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Kobe University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tomita trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese.

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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 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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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.