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We found 119 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Park Ridge, IL.

Dr. Michael Bryant Ujiki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 128
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ujiki's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Dr. Ujiki's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Ujiki completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is conversant in Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,453 - $6,148
  • Medicare Cost: $503 - $2,033
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 4900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Paul Pearson, who practices in Evanston, IL and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. In his practice, Dr. Pearson focuses on heart valve disease. Dr. Pearson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Pearson has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Aortic Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,685
  • Medicare Cost: $1,404
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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Ki Wan Kim is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has indicated that his clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $633 - $5,080
  • Medicare Cost: $136 - $1,464
Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari's specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. John Griffith Linn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 128
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. John Linn is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Linn is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Linn attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,547 - $2,528
  • Medicare Cost: $539 - $746
Dr. Deborah S Loeff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 1st Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Loeff is a pediatric surgeon in Chicago, IL and Park Ridge, IL. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Loeff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Liptay, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9669 Kenton Avenue; Suite 604
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Michael Liptay is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Liptay's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 173
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,310 - $11,145
  • Medicare Cost: $256 - $1,641
Dr. David A Deboer, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 512
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Deboer specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Deboer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,835
  • Medicare Cost: $587
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 512
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Silver's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silver accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,835 - $5,291
  • Medicare Cost: $600 - $1,097
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 512
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Polito practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Polito studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,835
  • Medicare Cost: $564
Dr. Steven Andreas Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kodros is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kodros include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros's professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kodros attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1990 E. Algonquin Road; Suite 200
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Papierski average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 4900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Ted Feldman specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Feldman include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and valvuloplasty. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Feldman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical Interests: MRI, Valvuloplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,685
  • Medicare Cost: $1,277
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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 128
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Ermilo Barrera sees patients in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrera include breast cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Barrera speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,528
  • Medicare Cost: $719
Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo specializes in transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caicedo include liver cancer, pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Caicedo's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,704
Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bowen's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Bowen has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,781 - $6,149
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $1,238

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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.