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

Dr. Michael Ujiki's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ujiki is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ujiki honors. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Ujiki attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese.

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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 is a heart surgeon in Evanston, IL and Skokie, IL. His clinical interests include heart valve disease. Dr. Pearson is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 chest surgeon in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung cancer. Dr. Kim is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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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 specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is professionally 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Linn honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL and Park Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Loeff trained at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loeff is 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 cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Liptay graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Liptay has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. David Deboer is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Deboer honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Chicago, IL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Polito graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros 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, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kodros has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Kodros completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Papierski's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Papierski's office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and valvuloplasty. Dr. Feldman honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Feldman has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barrera attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Barrera completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 is a physician who specializes in transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caicedo include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Caicedo speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bowen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowen is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.