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, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $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 cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Nawas focuses on esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nawas 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.

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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. 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 is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Cahill is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cahill's office for an appointment. 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.

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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. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5849 W 95th Street; Suite 117
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Oak Brook, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Evanston, IL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Rinehart is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rinehart attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart's practice 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 physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. His clinical interests include menopause, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jobanputra attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jovito Angeles is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Orland Park, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and brachial plexus injury. Dr. Angeles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Philippine General Hospital, Dr. Angeles attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He is conversant in 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' specialty is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Patient ratings for Dr. Rios average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rios is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Sameena A Rahman, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Sameena Rahman's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics; she sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahman include minimally invasive surgery and women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rahman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Rahman attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rahman trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Robert Josephy Daley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Robert Daley's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Daley has a special interest in hip arthroscopy, total hip replacement, and minimally invasive hip replacement. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daley accepts. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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. Martin Christopher Burke, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
16515 106th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Martin Burke is a cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Burke graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Burke include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), tilt table test, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Burke is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital.

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

Dr. David Zumerchik is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Zumerchik takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Zumerchik's practice is open to new patients.

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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
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: spinal deformity and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Orland Park, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: nucleoplasty and pain management. Dr. Glaser takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Glaser has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , nucleoplasty

All Interests: Nucleoplasty, Pain Management

Dr. Patricia Lynn Clark, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Clark is a specialist in surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Clark completed her residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,689
  • Medicare Cost: $732
Dr. James David Schlenker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6311 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. James Schlenker's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Schlenker (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Schlenker's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Schlenker's practice is open to new patients.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,077
  • Medicare Cost: $503
Dr. Michael J Salvino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6311 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Salvino specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Oak Lawn, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Salvino attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Salvino include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring, and facial implants. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Salvino is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (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.