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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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to 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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Nawas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nawas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and 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. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gordon has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gordon completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to 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. Ketan Narandas Jobanputra, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
14454 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Jobanputra is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 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. Martin Christopher Burke, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 305
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Martin Burke practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise 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. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Burke is professionally 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. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rios's clinical interests include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Rios is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rios accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Zumerchik's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Zumerchik focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Zumerchik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Schlenker (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schlenker's office for an appointment.

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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 is a vascular surgeon. Dr. Borhani is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery surgery, varicose veins, and peripheral vascular surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borhani honors. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Borhani is accepting new patients.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Pierpaoli include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Evergreen Park, IL and Palos Heights, IL. In his practice, Dr. Lyon focuses on robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lyon at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyon accepts. Dr. Lyon obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Bonaguro is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He 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. Dr. Bonaguro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He has an open panel.

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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 a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Sylora at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sylora include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sylora's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Sylora has an open panel.

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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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neiger accepts. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Neiger is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network.

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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's areas of specialization are surgery and wound care; he sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. Vossoughi is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Vossoughi (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian.

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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.