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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Prodromos is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prodromos completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Polish. Dr. Prodromos is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Prasad Vrkv Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. Dr. Gourineni is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3722 Harlem Avenue; Suite 201
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Valaitis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Valaitis has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) is conversant in Lithuanian and Spanish.

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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's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Lindgren's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

Dr. Pamela Dorne is a general gynecologist. These areas are among Dr. Dorne's clinical interests: gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Dorne average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dorne graduated from 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. Stephen Michael Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in River Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gryzlo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gryzlo is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $3,698 - $5,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,122
Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Finlayson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Stefan Szczerba is a plastic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Rosemont, IL. Dr. Szczerba is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. Dr. Szczerba's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Szczerba include: Castle Connolly's Top Doctors; Patient' Choice Award; and Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Top 10 Doctor, Chicago Plastic Surgeon, RealSelf Top Doctor. He is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Zelby's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and microdiscectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zelby at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zelby takes. Dr. Zelby obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Microdiscectomy, Discectomy, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Freihage's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Freihage attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doshi include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Doshi is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Doshi is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish.

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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, who practices in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Perry graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Perry's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Soto speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Soto attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Soto accepts 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. Guido Marra, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Guido Marra's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Maywood, IL. Dr. Marra's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder revision, elbow arthroscopy, and reverse total shoulder replacement. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Marra 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $4,263 - $5,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $200 - $1,188
Dr. Tord D Alden, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Tord Alden practices pediatric neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alden's areas of expertise include the following: spinal deformity, neurosurgery, and spasticity. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alden has an open panel. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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

Dr. Kevin Welch is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Chicago, IL and Maywood, IL. Dr. Welch's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base tumors, and nasal polyps. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Welch's office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $2,289 - $4,331
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $241 - $243

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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.
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