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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Vallina's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallina 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. Vallina (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Vallina's practice 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)

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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. She is especially interested in achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. 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. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is professionally 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shayani include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shayani's residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. 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 Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Nawas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Gary Chmielewski is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chmielewski is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,219
  • Medicare Cost: $997
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Gordon average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gordon trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Gordon has an open panel.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Papierski's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Papierski's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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 takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his 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 practices obstetrics and gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Roth at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise 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 Health System (ABHS). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Roth graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in French.

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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Jejurikar is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jejurikar takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jejurikar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Craig Smith practices pediatric urology in Winfield, IL, Lombard, IL, and Lisle, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Smith takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. 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.

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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

  • 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 medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Rinehart's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Rinehart include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rinehart takes. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Rinehart trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rinehart is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He 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. Matthew Osceola Nora, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora's medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nora is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,559 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $981
Dr. Andrew Walter Celmer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Celmer works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). Dr. Celmer takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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.