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

Dr. David George Cable, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
5668 E. State Street; Primary Office
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. David Cable is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Rockford, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cable accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cable completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,300
  • Medicare Cost: $1,284
Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5666 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Shayani's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shayani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road, Primary Office; Osf Medical Group - Specialty Clinic at Guilford Square
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Pedro Rodriguez is a specialist in plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Summa Health System for residency. Patients rated Dr. Rodriguez highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Chmell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Michael Chmell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Chmell is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Chmell completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Chmell has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Meniscus Tear

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,925
  • Medicare Cost: $541
Dr. Jon B Whitehurst, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jon Whitehurst is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Rockford, IL and Huntley, IL. Dr. Whitehurst (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Whitehurst is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Whitehurst honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 108
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,593 - $5,083
  • Medicare Cost: $131 - $1,081
Dr. Mark Lucian Barba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Mark Barba is an orthopedist. Dr. Barba's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barba honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,925
  • Medicare Cost: $509
Dr. Farhad Farokhi, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
444 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Farhad Farokhi works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Rockford, IL and Dixon, IL. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Farokhi's training includes residency programs at Grandview Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,379 - $3,689
  • Medicare Cost: $516 - $875
Dr. Dhaval M Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Dhaval Patel is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Patel highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Chikoo Pyun Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Edward Pyun is a surgeon and intensivist in Rockford, IL and Peoria, IL. Dr. Pyun's clinical interests encompass trauma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Fairview Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,650
  • Medicare Cost: $551
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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1235 North Mulford Road; Suite 103
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Blint is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blint accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Landon S Pryor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1639 N Alpine Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Landon Pryor specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Rockford, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Pryor a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Akron General Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Scott William Trenhaile, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Scott Trenhaile's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Trenhaile's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trenhaile is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc..

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Clinical Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Shoulder Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Injury, Meniscus Tear

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 176
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,594 - $5,083
  • Medicare Cost: $166 - $1,081
Dr. Jeffrey Andrew Barteau, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Barteau works as a surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Barteau is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia

Dr. Lawrence Pradeep Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Prabhaker works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Rockford, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Prabhaker's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anorectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ventral Hernia Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rolando Izquierdo Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Rolando Izquierdo practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Crystal Lake, IL, Huntley, IL, and Rockford, IL. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His areas of clinical interest consist of elbow reconstruction and shoulder reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Izquierdo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Izquierdo takes. In addition to English, Dr. Izquierdo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Elbow Reconstruction, Rotator Cuff Injury

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,626 - $6,914
  • Medicare Cost: $178 - $1,081
Dr. Edward Andrew Telfer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
444 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Edward Telfer works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Telfer takes. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Telfer completed a residency program at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,138
  • Medicare Cost: $501

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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.