We found 9 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Preferred Network Access PPO near Oak Park, IL.

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

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Valaitis's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Valaitis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Zelby, who practices in Westchester, IL and River Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Zelby attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zelby include extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and discectomy (disc removal surgery). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. Dr. Zelby is professionally 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, Discectomy, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Freihage's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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, 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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Doshi's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doshi accepts. Before completing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Doshi attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. 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. Pablo F Soto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Pablo Soto's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. Dr. Soto is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Soto attended Duke University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Aasita Patel specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Patel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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. Ahmed A Elborno, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2333 North Harlem Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ahmed Elborno is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elborno include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facet injection, and intrathecal pump implantation. Dr. Elborno is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elborno (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive discectomy

All Interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facet Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayantibhai Gopalbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
6834 W Cermak Road
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Jayantibhai Patel's areas of specialization are general surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Breast Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey K Zawacki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3245 S Grove Avenue; Suite 202
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zawacki is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Berwyn, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zawacki include colorectal problems, rectal surgery, and intestinal (bowel) problems. Patients gave Dr. Zawacki an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Zawacki speaks French. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,250
  • Medicare Cost: $763

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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.