Finding Providers
loading

We found 168 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 is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL and Winfield, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Vallina's areas of expertise include breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vallina is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery, ... (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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,485
Dr. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 201
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. In Dr. Paddock's practice, she is particularly interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paddock takes. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Paddock completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Paddock is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital.

Read more

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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Nawas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. 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.

Read more

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

Dr. Frank Vicari, who practices in Park Ridge, IL, Westchester, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vicari's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vicari is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Gary Chmielewski sees patients in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Chmielewski attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chmielewski takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,219
  • Medicare Cost: $997
Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
121 N. Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. His clinical interests include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shayani accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

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

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

Dr. Paul Gordon's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gordon has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gordon completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Papierski's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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 specializes in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave Dr. Daw an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Daw's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

Read more

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 an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Dr. Roth is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Roth attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth 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 is accepting new patients.

Read more

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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Downers Grove, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Jejurikar speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jejurikar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Jejurikar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

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

Read more

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. Craig Alexander A Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Craig Smith is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,936 - $8,732
  • Medicare Cost: $735 - $748
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 specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Rinehart is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rinehart include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Humana HMO, and more. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rinehart has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Andrew Walter Celmer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Celmer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Celmer include dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Celmer takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Celmer attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Celmer is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Dizziness, Cosmetic Surgery, Hoarseness, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Swallowing ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,490
  • Medicare Cost: $372

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Dental School

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.