We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Palos Heights, IL.

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Dr. Antone Tatooles Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205, Physicians' Pavilion
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Tatooles performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are bariatric surgery, bariatric medicine, and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Cahill 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. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. Dr. Cahill is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,905
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,681
Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis specializes in urogynecology and practices in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Valaitis include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Valaitis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (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's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jobanputra honors. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Sinai Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Contraception, Genetic Issues, Gynecological Problems, Endometrial Ablation, ... (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, who practices in Oak Brook, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Evanston, IL, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rinehart is accepting new patients. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rinehart speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4440 W. 95 Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Chicago, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Gourineni has a special interest in spine problems and hip problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jovito Angeles' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Angeles's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and brachial plexus injury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Philippine General Hospital for residency. Dr. Angeles speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Sameena Rahman sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahman include minimally invasive surgery, labiaplasty, and perineoplasty. Dr. Rahman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rahman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Postmenopause, Botox Injection, Labiaplasty, Juvederm, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jose Rios works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Rios speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rios is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Salvino's specialty is plastic surgery. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Salvino completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His clinical interests include body contouring, facial implants, and radiesse. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Salvino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Palos Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Lee's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Orland Park, IL. He is especially interested in spinal deformity and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Lee is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained 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. James David Schlenker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6311 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. James Schlenker specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Oak Lawn, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Schlenker (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Schlenker include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schlenker accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, United Healthcare HMO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonaguro include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bonaguro graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bassam Habbal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9830 S Ridgeland Avenue
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Bassam Habbal's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Habbal is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Franciscan Health Chicago Heights. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $2,559 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $565 - $1,056
Dr. David Lee Zumerchik, MD
Specializes in Urology
14315 South 80th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Zumerchik works as an urologist in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Dr. Zumerchik has a special interest in robotic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zumerchik accepts. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Zumerchik is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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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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