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We found 51 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' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 welcomes 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. 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 thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kabre include surgical procedures. 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. Kabre graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Madonna is 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Madonna trained 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 is a pediatric general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grabowski include surgical procedures. Dr. Grabowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Grabowski is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and tumor. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Barsness is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Vicari's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency.

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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 is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kodros has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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 spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Nolden's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Nolden is professionally 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: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal ... (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. His clinical interests include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bowen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to 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

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,781 - $6,149
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $1,238
Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite #j
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Alsikafi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to 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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prodromos 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. Dr. Prodromos graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Wilson has indicated that his clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at Rush Medical College. 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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Elk Grove Village, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Kagan is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Kagan has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally 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. Richard Lynn Wixson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Richard Wixson's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Wixson's clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), hip replacement, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Wixson has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Armen Kelikian, who practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelikian attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. He is 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, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (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). He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lin has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Lin welcomes 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.