We found 162 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,485
Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Nawas has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nawas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $848 - $3,696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $212 - $907
Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
121 N. Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 201
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Paddock attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Van L Vallina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 350
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Van Vallina's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Vallina attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Vallina's areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Vallina is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary W Chmielewski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
908 Elm St :; Suite 210
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Gary Chmielewski's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Chmielewski attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chmielewski trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chmielewski has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $5,219
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $997
Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari, who practices in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and pediatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Vicari average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vicari's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Gordon has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon honors. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Gordon has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $259
Dr. Allen Tewfik Mikhail, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2801 Finley Road; Suite 220
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Allen Mikhail is a bariatric surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dysport injection, gastric bypass surgery, and lipoma excision. Dr. Mikhail is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Dysport Injection, Sclerotherapy, Lipoma Excision, Sleeve ... (Read more)

Dr. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2425 West 22nd Street; Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Rinehart's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Humana HMO, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rinehart has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nickolas G Garbis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Nickolas Garbis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. These areas are among Dr. Garbis's clinical interests: sports health, shoulder problems, and shoulder replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Garbis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Transam Plaza Drive; Suite 460
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papierski takes. Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. Dr. Nayak is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Nayak trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Sinai Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Mini-Maze procedure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,709 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $537 - $610
Dr. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E. Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth, who practices in Lombard, IL, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Roth attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Roth's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Roth is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael S Pinzur, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Michael Pinzur is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and Maywood, IL. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Pinzur attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pinzur include amputation, diabetic foot ulcers, and ankle problems. Dr. Pinzur's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. Dr. Pinzur has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Amputation, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Arthritis, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1806 S. Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. In his practice, Dr. Gourineni focuses on spine problems and hip problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Gourineni attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Gourineni is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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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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