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We found 32 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Palos Heights, IL.

Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, 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. Gerald Andrew Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2850 West 95th Street; Suite 300
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Cahill's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cahill include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Cahill average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,905
  • Medicare Cost: $1,681
Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, 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
Oak Lawn, 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. Khalid Mohammed Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 310
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Khalid Yousuf works as an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousuf honors. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5849 W 95th Street; Suite 117
Oak Lawn, 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. Sameena A Rahman, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Sameena Rahman's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics. In Dr. Rahman's practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and women's health issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahman accepts. She studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rahman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Jovito Gomez Angeles II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jovito Angeles is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and brachial plexus injury. Dr. Angeles honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Philippine General Hospital. Dr. Angeles speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Brachial Plexus ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Luis Rios, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
20646 S Lagrange Road; Suite 104
Frankfort, IL
 

Dr. Jose Rios specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rios is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ketan Narandas Jobanputra, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
14454 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Jobanputra works as an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in Elk Grove Villiage, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jobanputra include menopause, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Jobanputra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and MetroSouth Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Jobanputra attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Infertility, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Christopher Burke, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 305
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Martin Burke is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), tilt table test, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Burke's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burke honors. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Tilt Table Test, Osteopathic Medicine, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,041
  • Medicare Cost: $613
Dr. Robert Josephy Daley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Robert Daley sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Crest Hill, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Daley attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include hip arthroscopy, total hip replacement, and minimally invasive hip replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Daley is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Daley is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, MAKOplasty, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lee Zumerchik, MD
Specializes in Urology
14315 South 80th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Zumerchik practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Zumerchik include robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Zumerchik graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Michael J Lee, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal deformity and minimally invasive spine surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Spinal Deformity, Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Scott E Glaser, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15300 West Avenue; Suite 213w
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Scott Glaser is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: nucleoplasty and pain management. Dr. Glaser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Coventry, and more. Dr. Glaser has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , nucleoplasty

All Interests: Nucleoplasty, Pain Management

Dr. Junaid A Makda, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 310
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Junaid Makda works as an orthopedist in Oak Lawn, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Makda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Dr. Makda's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Makda is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (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.