We found 157 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Vallina is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vallina's areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Vallina performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include 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. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tatooles completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Heather Paddock is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Paddock 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. Her clinical interests include achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas' medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nawas accepts. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nawas's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Gary Chmielewski's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chmielewski attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
121 N. Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shayani attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari is a physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vicari's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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 thoracic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Gordon's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $259

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2801 Finley Road; Suite 220
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Allen Mikhail's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Mikhail include dysport injection, gastric bypass surgery, and lipoma excision. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mikhail is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Dysport Injection, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, ... (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 works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Lisle, IL. Dr. Daw has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daw takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Daw performed his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is 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. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Papierski takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice 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. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2425 West 22nd Street; Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rinehart honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Humana HMO, and more. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Rinehart's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Jejurikar obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Jejurikar speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Jejurikar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (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 physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Roth has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in French. Dr. Roth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). 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. Craig Alexander A Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Craig Smith is a pediatric urology specialist in Winfield, IL, Lombard, IL, and Lisle, IL. Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Smith attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $3,936 - $8,732
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $735 - $748

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $2,559 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $579 - $981

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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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