We found 163 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tatooles honors. Dr. Tatooles attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tatooles trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tatooles's office for an appointment.

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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. 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 in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shayani attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shayani 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. 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. He works in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nawas is accepting new patients. 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.

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

Dr. Heather Paddock is a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Paddock attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Van L Vallina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 350
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Van Vallina works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and critical care specialist. Dr. Vallina's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Vallina attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to 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)

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

Dr. Gary Chmielewski is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Chmielewski graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chmielewski completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari's specialties are plastic surgery and pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Vicari has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vicari takes.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Gordon practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Gordon attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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
Dr. Allen Tewfik Mikhail, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2801 Finley Road; Suite 220
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Allen Mikhail's specialty is bariatric surgery. Patients gave Dr. Mikhail an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mikhail include dysport injection, gastric bypass surgery, and lipoma excision. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mikhail studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Dysport Injection, Sclerotherapy, Lipoma Excision, Sleeve ... (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 specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rinehart include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Rinehart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rinehart has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rinehart has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Papierski's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Papierski speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hemal Nayak's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. These areas are among Dr. Nayak's clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,709 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. Dr. Roth is conversant in French. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Roth studied medicine 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 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Finlayson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Nickolas G Garbis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Nickolas Garbis is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Garbis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder problems, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Garbis's professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Garbis attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

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

Dr. Jerome L Kolavo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Kolavo is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kolavo obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kolavo is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kolavo is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

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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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