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We found 168 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier 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 surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and critical care specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Vallina include breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Vallina is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vallina accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting 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)

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 specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. She practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. She has a special interest in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Paddock trained 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.

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

Dr. Gary Chmielewski practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Chmielewski accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Chmielewski is professionally 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. 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. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nawas has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Frank Vicari's specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani's areas of expertise include the following: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shayani accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Gordon attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. 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 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Papierski average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. 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 works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Lisle, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Daw is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daw honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Daw has an open panel.

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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 an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Lombard, IL. Dr. Roth studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth is conversant in French. Dr. Roth is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He has an open panel.

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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. 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 average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rinehart's clinical interests: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rinehart completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rinehart's office for an appointment.

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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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jejurikar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Jejurikar is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Jejurikar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Nayak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Nayak's areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Dr. Nayak studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Craig Smith's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Andrew Celmer is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Celmer include dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Celmer is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Celmer studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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

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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.