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 practices pediatric surgery in Peoria, IL and Bloomington, IL. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. Dr. Aprahamian obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aprahamian takes.

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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

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2420 W Nebraska Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. James Williams is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Williams attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Williams include endovascular surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Endovascular Surgery

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 practices vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Peoria, IL. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mueller accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), and OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute.

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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
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 works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Peoria, IL. Dr. Ciaburri is in-network for Coventry, Fidelis, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), and OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute.

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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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    100%
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  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
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  • Based on 120 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. James R 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, who practices in Peoria, IL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL) and OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Munns attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

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

Dr. Farnaz Moazzam's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Moazzam's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Moazzam (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Moazzam is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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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. Miguel Angel Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
303 N. William Kumpf Boulevard; Primary Office
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Miguel Ramirez sees patients in Peoria, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ramirez is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Union Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ramirez's distinctions include: Best Doctors in Illinois; Roger H. Michael Orthopaedic Research Award; and Finalist: AAOS/ASES Charles S. Neer Orthopaedic Research Award. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Keonboh Rhee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1001 Main Street; Suite 201
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Rhee's specialty is pediatric urology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital of Illinois and OSF Medical Group. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Rhee attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Rhee has received the following distinctions: US Navy Health Professional Scholarship Recipient and Caterpillar Engineering Scholarship Recipient.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joseph Sarmiento, who practices in Peoria, IL, Ottawa, IL, and Peru, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Sarmiento's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and pacemaker. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, and OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute.

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

Dr. John Mahoney practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Peoria, IL. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL). After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Mahoney completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Dupuytren's Contracture, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $454
Dr. John Patrick Rhode, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. John Rhode's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Rhode attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Rhode focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Samuel Anthony Grampsas, MD
Specializes in Urology
1001 Main Street; Suite 400
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Samuel Grampsas' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Grampsas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Grampsas attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), and OSF Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $178
Dr. Michael Scott Merkley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6000 N Allen Road
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Michael Merkley, who practices in Peoria, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL). Dr. Merkley honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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.

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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
Dr. Dzung Hong Dinh, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
719 N William Kumpf Boulevard; Suite 100
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Dzung Dinh practices neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dinh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Dinh's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL) and Illinois Neurological Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Research, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal Cord Injuries, Pituitary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Esther Fuchs' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Fuchs (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Steven Keith K Below, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
303 N. William Kumpf Boulevard; Primary Office
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Steven Below is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Peoria, IL and Kewanee, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Below's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL) and OSF Saint Luke Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Below completed his residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

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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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