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We found 169 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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

Dr. Van Vallina specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He 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. Dr. Vallina's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallina (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,023
  • Medicare Cost: $476
Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Tatooles performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,485
Dr. Gary William 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; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Chmielewski is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of 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

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,219
  • Medicare Cost: $997
Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari is a pediatric plastic surgeon in Park Ridge, IL, Westchester, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Vicari has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Vicari attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Heather Paddock is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Paddock is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital.

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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. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
121 N. Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Shayani's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shayani is open to new patients.

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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. 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. Patients gave Dr. Nawas an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nawas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and 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

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $3,696
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $907
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Gordon has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $920
  • Medicare Cost: $259
Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Transam Plaza Drive; Suite 460
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Papierski is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Lee Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw is a plastic surgeon and oral surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Daw's clinical interests: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Daw attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Daw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E. Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He works in Lombard, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Roth is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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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. Sandeep S Jejurikar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
3800 Highland Avenue; #106
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Hoffman Estates, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Jejurikar is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Jejurikar has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S York Road; #3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel is an orthopedic surgeon in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal cord injuries, spinal trauma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hemal Nayak is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nayak honors. Dr. Nayak studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He 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 Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,709 - $3,041
  • Medicare Cost: $537 - $610
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's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rinehart is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rinehart's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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, who practices in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Garbis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Garbis honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,967
  • Medicare Cost: $194

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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.