We found 99 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Ujiki's clinical interests include gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ujiki is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $1,453 - $6,148
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $503 - $2,033
Dr. John Griffith Linn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 128
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. John Linn is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Glenview, IL and Evanston, IL. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Linn is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Ki Wan Kim is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Kim's clinical interests encompass video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He speaks 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $633 - $5,080
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $136 - $1,464
Dr. Michael J Liptay, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9669 Kenton Avenue; Suite 604
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Michael Liptay is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Liptay attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 173
  • Charge (avg.): $1,310 - $11,145
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $256 - $1,641
Dr. Deborah S Loeff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 1st Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Loeff's specialty is pediatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Loeff is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Loeff trained at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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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. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari practices plastic surgery and pediatric surgery in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Westchester, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Vicari completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 512
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Deboer is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Deboer has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,835
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $587
Dr. Bradley J Dunlap, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Dunlap is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Dunlap's clinical interests include knee injury, hip injury, and shoulder injury. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Dunlap takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Prodromos's clinical interests: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Polish.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bowen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowen is accepting new patients. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $3,781 - $6,149
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $1,238
Dr. Ari J Kaz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4801 W. Peterson; Suite 314
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ari Kaz's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kaz is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Kaz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. Yvonne Maria Wolny, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4753 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yvonne Wolny is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Wolny include labiaplasty, perineoplasty, and vaginoplasty. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolny accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College RealSelf Top Doctor and Professional Recognition: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Wolny (or staff) speaks German and Polish. Her professional affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital, Thorek Memorial Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty, Weight Loss, Perineoplasty, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Steven D Levin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Levin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Levin is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Levin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Levin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 88
  • Charge (avg.): $1,568 - $3,855
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $137 - $511
Dr. Steven A Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kodros include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kodros at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Seth Levitz sees patients in Glenview, IL, Evanston, IL, and Skokie, IL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Levitz attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,707
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $580

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 360
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Alex Ro specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Ro's areas of clinical interest consist of device implantation, ablation, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Ro is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Ro takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ro graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then Dr. Ro performed Dr. Ro's residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Device Implantation, Ablation, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 193
  • Charge (avg.): $1,258 - $3,333
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $211 - $871

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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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