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

Dr. Sandra Valaitis practices urogynecology in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Valaitis's 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 the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Botox Injection, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1431 North Western Avenue
Chicago, 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. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7420 Central Av; Suite 2010
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorne is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Dorne is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Dorne accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. On average, patients gave Dr. Lindgren a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lindgren include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lindgren attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lindgren completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

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

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

Dr. Andrew Zelby works as a neurosurgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and discectomy (disc removal surgery). Dr. Zelby is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Zelby's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include 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, Discectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine Surgery Procedures

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 in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freihage accepts. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Freihage is conversant in Spanish. He is 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gryzlo's clinical interests include sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Gryzlo average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kent Perry is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Perry graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of 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, Prostate Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally ... (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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. The average patient rating for Dr. Doshi is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Craig Finlayson is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL reconstruction. Dr. Finlayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Finlayson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Pablo Soto sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. Dr. Soto is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Soto is 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, Heart Problems, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stefan Szczerba practices plastic surgery in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estate, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Szczerba's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szczerba accepts. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Szczerba's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is conversant in Polish.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alden include minimally invasive surgery, spinal deformity, and neurosurgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Alden accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Alden is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Spinal Deformity, Endoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Brachial Plexus Injury, Minimally ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aasita Patel practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (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. These areas are among Dr. Marra's clinical interests: shoulder revision, elbow arthroscopy, and reverse total shoulder replacement. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Marra is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kevin Welch sees patients in Chicago, IL and Maywood, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base tumors, and nasal polyps. Dr. Welch is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Welch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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

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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.