We found 97 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In his practice, Dr. Ujiki focuses on gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Ujiki's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ujiki is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $1,453 - $6,148
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $503 - $2,033

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 4900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Paul Pearson works as a heart surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Mayo Medical School and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Pearson focuses on heart valve disease. Dr. Pearson honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pearson is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Aortic Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $7,685
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,404

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

Dr. Ki Wan Kim works as a thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency 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. 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. Dr. Linn attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Linn is 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)

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

Dr. Frank Vicari is a physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vicari's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Deborah S Loeff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 1st Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Loeff's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Before completing her residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Loeff attended medical school at Rush Medical College. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Loeff accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Loeff 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's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and Rush Oak Park Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Liptay honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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

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

Dr. David Deboer practices cardiothoracic surgery in Chicago, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Deboer 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,835
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $587
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 in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Papierski takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice 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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 128
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Ermilo Barrera is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Dr. Barrera speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in breast cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Barrera has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,528
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $719
Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Bowen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bowen is accepting new patients.

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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. Taizoon Honeid Baxamusa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9000 Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL
 

Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. Dr. Baxamusa is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Baxamusa takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nolden has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nolden's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo's specialty is transplant surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), 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 attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Caicedo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $9,434
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,704
Dr. Yvonne Maria Wolny, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4753 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yvonne Wolny is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Wolny is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolny has indicated that her clinical interests include labiaplasty, robotic surgery, and weight loss. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital, Thorek Memorial Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wolny honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has an open panel. She graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Wolny trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Professional Recognition: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago and Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College. Dr. Wolny (or staff) speaks German and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Labiaplasty, Weight Loss, Robotic Surgery

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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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