We found 33 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Peoria, IL.

Dr. Charles Jason Aprahamian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
420 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 201
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Charles Aprahamian's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Dr. Aprahamian honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Aprahamian is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Solid Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Education, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. James Richard Munns, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
515 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 202, Heartcare Midwest - Medical Park Physicians Building
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. James Munns' specialties are vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Peoria, IL. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Munns honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Insertion, Pacemaker, Peripheral Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. James Williams is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is especially interested in endovascular surgery. Dr. Williams honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Daniel George Ciaburri, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
515 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 202, Heartcare Midwest - Medical Park Physicians Building
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Ciaburri practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Peoria, IL. Dr. Ciaburri's professional affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Coventry, Fidelis, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ciaburri takes. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Dissection, Surgical Repair, Aneurysm, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Dale K Mueller, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
515 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 202, Heartcare Midwest - Medical Park Physicians Building
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Dale Mueller is a vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Mueller's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mueller completed residency programs at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $891 - $5,766
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $225 - $1,449

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1001 Main Street; Suite 300
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Farnaz Moazzam's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Moazzam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian. She is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Moazzam attended Emory University School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,907
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $640
Dr. Benjamin Keonboh Rhee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1001 Main Street; Suite 201
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Rhee is a specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Rhee is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinctions: US Navy Health Professional Scholarship Recipient and Caterpillar Engineering Scholarship Recipient. Dr. Rhee's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Illinois and OSF Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Hernia Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. John Damen Mahoney, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6000 N Allen Road
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. John Mahoney is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mahoney completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Dupuytren's Contracture, Osteoporosis, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $454
Dr. Andy C Chiou, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1001 Main Street; 3rd Floor
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Andy Chiou works as a vascular surgeon. Dr. Chiou is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Stent Placement, Carotid Artery Surgery, Venous Disease, Stroke, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $3,209 - $4,336
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $376 - $472
Dr. Edward Chikoo Pyun Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
800 Ne Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Edward Pyun, who practices in Rockford, IL and Peoria, IL, is a medical specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests encompass trauma. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Pyun is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Fairview Hospital, Dr. Pyun attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school.

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Clinical Interests: Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $551
Dr. John Patrick Rhode, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. J. Rhode is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Peoria, IL and Washington, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Rhode performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Thomas Elwood, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1001 Main Street; Suite 300
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Eric Elwood is a plastic surgery specialist in Peoria, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Elwood include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Elwood a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Elwood is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph J Sarmiento III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5405 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Sarmiento sees patients in Peoria, IL, Ottawa, IL, and Peru, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Sarmiento has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and pacemaker. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarmiento honors. Dr. Sarmiento is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Radiofrequency Ablation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Insertion, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $1,870 - $3,681
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $467 - $922
Dr. Stephen R Orlevitch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
303 N. William Kumpf Boulevard
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Orlevitch works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Peoria, IL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Orlevitch accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Esther Fuchs, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
530 Ne Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Esther Fuchs is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. For her professional training, Dr. Fuchs completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Fuchs (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Problems, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Fibroids, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Merkley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6000 N Allen Road
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Michael Merkley specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Peoria, IL. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Merkley is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $2,234 - $3,614
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $178 - $1,081

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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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