We found 24 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Interplan near Oak Park, IL.

Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1431 N Western Avenue; Suite 140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos sees patients in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prodromos include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with 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. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3722 Harlem Avenue; Suite 201
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis' area of specialization is urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Valaitis performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Valaitis is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren sees patients in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. In Dr. Lindgren's practice, he is particularly interested in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lindgren's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Stephen Zelby, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1124 Park Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Zelby is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise consist of extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and discectomy (disc removal surgery). Dr. Zelby is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Zelby attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zelby at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Discectomy, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7420 Central Av; Suite 2010
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne, who practices in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorne accepts. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Finlayson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freihage include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freihage studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freihage trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo is an orthopedist in River Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gryzlo's training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Gryzlo include sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gryzlo takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gryzlo is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,698 - $5,965
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $1,122
Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi, who practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Doshi's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent T Perry Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S 1st Avenue; 101-1740 Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kent Perry works as an urologist in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Perry's clinical interests include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Perry graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Prostate Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pablo F Soto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Pablo Soto's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Soto speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Soto honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

Dr. Stefan M Szczerba, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1501 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stefan Szczerba works as a plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Rosemont, IL. Dr. Szczerba attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Szczerba trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Szczerba is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Tord D Alden, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Tord Alden specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Alden's areas of expertise include the following: spinal deformity, neurosurgery, and spasticity. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Alden has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Spinal Deformity, Brain Tumor, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Brachial Plexus Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She works in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Patel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Aortic Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin C Welch, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Maguire Building
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Welch works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Chicago, IL and Maywood, IL. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base tumors, and nasal polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Welch obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Welch is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Tumor, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Sinusitis

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,289 - $4,331
  • Medicare Cost: $241 - $243
Dr. Guido Marra, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Guido Marra works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder revision, elbow arthroscopy, and reverse total shoulder replacement. On average, patients gave Dr. Marra a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Marra attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Marra is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Revision, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,263 - $5,965
  • Medicare Cost: $200 - $1,188

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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.