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We found 121 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 specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Ujiki's clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Ujiki's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ujiki honors 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

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 works as a heart surgeon in Evanston, IL and Skokie, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Pearson attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of 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 his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kim attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical Interests: 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 area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Vicari's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency.

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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
9301 Golf Road; Suite 302
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. John Linn sees patients in Glenview, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Evanston, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Linn focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Linn graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. 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, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,547 - $2,528
  • Medicare Cost: $539 - $746
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. Dr. Liptay is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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
Dr. Deborah S Loeff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 1st Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Loeff is a pediatric surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and Park Ridge, IL. She has a special interest in 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. 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. 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. David A Deboer, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 512
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Deboer is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Deboer graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deboer accepts. 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 is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Silver 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's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Polito takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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; #2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kodros has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Schaumburg, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Papierski is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Papierski is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Anton Ivan Skaro, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anton Skaro's medical specialty is transplant surgery. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skaro include liver cancer, pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Croatian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,624
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 4900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Ted Feldman is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In Dr. Feldman's practice, he is particularly interested in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and valvuloplasty. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Feldman attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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) and practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barrera include breast cancer. Dr. Barrera is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Barrera's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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's medical specialty is transplant surgery. Dr. Caicedo graduated from National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include liver cancer, pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Caicedo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to 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

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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.