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We found 169 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's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Glen Ellyn, IL and Winfield, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Vallina honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Vallina attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Vallina (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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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. Dr. Tatooles is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chmielewski 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. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 201
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; she sees patients in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Paddock's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

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

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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 sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Shayani (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with 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 takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Patients rated Dr. Nawas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Gordon welcomes new patients.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Schaumburg, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Papierski is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Papierski is open to new patients. He graduated from 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. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. Dr. Daw's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Daw attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Hemal Nayak specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: 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 studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. He is 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. 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 addition to English, he speaks French. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Roth's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roth completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a 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.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jejurikar is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Jejurikar graduated from 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. Dr. Jejurikar has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, spinal trauma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. 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 area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Rinehart graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Rinehart is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rinehart honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rinehart's hospital/clinic 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' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Garbis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Garbis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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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.