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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Unicare PPO 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. 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. 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. 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. James David Schlenker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6311 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. James Schlenker sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schlenker accepts. Dr. Schlenker (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Schlenker 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. Martin Borhani, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Martin Borhani's medical specialty is vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include carotid artery surgery, varicose veins, and peripheral vascular surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Borhani attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Borhani is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting, Stent Placement, Abdominal Surgery, Aorta Surgery, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Pierpaoli, MD
Specializes in Urology
12800 South Ridgeland Avenue; Suite F
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Steven Pierpaoli works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pierpaoli include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Pierpaoli obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Sexual Health Issues, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
12800 South Ridgeland Avenue; Suite F
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mark Lyon specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Lyon attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lyon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,073
  • Medicare Cost: $739
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). He has a special interest in robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Bonaguro attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Bonaguro takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. James A Sylora, MD
Specializes in Urology
12800 South Ridgeland Avenue; Suite F
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. James Sylora is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Sylora include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sylora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,202
  • Medicare Cost: $1,558
Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Neiger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 200
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Neiger's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Oak Lawn, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Neiger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $940 - $1,856
  • Medicare Cost: $537 - $1,030
Dr. Farhad Vossoughi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Wound Care
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Farhad Vossoughi specializes in surgery and wound care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vossoughi accepts. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Vossoughi attended medical school at the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine. Dr. Vossoughi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds, Radiofrequency Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,589
  • Medicare Cost: $756

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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.