We found 26 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, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205, Physicians' Pavilion
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles' medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tatooles honors. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is accepting new patients.

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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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nawas at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Nawas studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nawas's office for an appointment.

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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. Gerald A Cahill, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2850 West 95th Street; Suite 300
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Cahill is a bariatric surgeon, bariatric medicine specialist, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Cahill attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cahill include robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Cahill average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cahill honors. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,905
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,681
Dr. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4440 W. 95 Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Gourineni graduated from Andhra Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (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 is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Rinehart is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rinehart include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rinehart is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (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 is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His clinical interests 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. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Jobanputra attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jobanputra is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jose Rios is a plastic surgery specialist in Joliet, IL, Frankfort, IL, and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rios include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and body contouring after weight loss. Patient ratings for Dr. Rios average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rios takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rios is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jovito Angeles II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jovito Angeles' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and brachial plexus injury. Dr. Angeles honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Philippine General Hospital, Dr. Angeles attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he 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. David Lee Zumerchik, MD
Specializes in Urology
14315 South 80th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Zumerchik is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zumerchik include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zumerchik is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Zumerchik is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Sameena A Rahman, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Sameena Rahman works as a hospitalist and obstetrician in Evergreen Park, IL and Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, labiaplasty, and juvederm. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahman accepts. She is open to new patients. Dr. Rahman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Botox Injection, Labiaplasty, Juvederm, Weight Loss, Radiesse, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Lee, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His areas of expertise include spinal deformity and minimally invasive spine surgery. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Michael J Salvino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6311 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Salvino's specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salvino include breast reconstruction revision, body contouring, and facial implants. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Salvino is open to new patients. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Body Contouring, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Schlenker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6311 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. James Schlenker is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Oak Lawn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Schlenker include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schlenker accepts. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Schlenker attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schlenker (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $4,077
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $503
Dr. Ronald James Bonaguro, MD
Specializes in Urology
9760 South Kedzie Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Bonaguro is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Bonaguro's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Bonaguro welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Yelena Boumendjel
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
4650 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Yelena Boumendjel specializes in foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. For her professional training, Dr. Boumendjel completed a residency program at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Russian. Dr. Boumendjel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems, Correctional Health

John F Grady
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
4650 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. John Grady is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Oak Lawn, IL and Chicago, IL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Grady's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Ankle Arthroscopy, Foot Arthroscopy, Foot Problems, Nerve Decompression Surgery, ... (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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