We found 24 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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Rockford, IL and Sycamore, IL. Dr. Cable has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Cable's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $7,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,284
Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5666 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shayani attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include 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 his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Rodriguez is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes.

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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System. Dr. Chmell attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chmell has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Meniscus Tear

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $3,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $541
Dr. Edward Chikoo Pyun Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Edward Pyun's specialties are surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Rockford, IL and Peoria, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in trauma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Pyun completed his residency training at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Pyun's 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $551
Dr. Dhaval M Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Dhaval Patel is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Patel is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Sherman Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patel attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1235 North Mulford Road; Suite 103
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Blint practices orthopedic trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Blint attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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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. Jon B Whitehurst, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jon Whitehurst practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitehurst honors. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Whitehurst's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Whitehurst (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 108
  • Charge (avg.): $2,593 - $5,083
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $131 - $1,081
Dr. Farhad Farokhi, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
444 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Farhad Farokhi, who practices in Rockford, IL and Dixon, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Farokhi attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Grandview Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $2,379 - $3,689
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $516 - $875
Dr. Jeffrey Andrew Barteau, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Barteau works as a surgeon. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barteau obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia

Dr. Dane H Salazar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1235 N Mulford Road; Suite 103
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Dane Salazar works as an orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Salazar include shoulder injury, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salazar takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tendon Ruptures, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Trenhaile is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Trenhaile average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc.. Dr. Trenhaile's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Injury, Meniscus Tear

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 176
  • Charge (avg.): $2,594 - $5,083
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $166 - $1,081
Dr. Lawrence Pradeep Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Prabhaker specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Rockford, IL. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Prabhaker attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Izquierdo's areas of expertise include the following: elbow reconstruction and shoulder reconstruction. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Izquierdo attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Izquierdo is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 58
  • Charge (avg.): $2,626 - $6,914
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $178 - $1,081
Dr. Landon S Pryor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1639 N Alpine Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Landon Pryor is a plastic surgeon in Rockford, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pryor include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Pryor an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Pryor has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Rockford Urological Associates
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Michael Fumo practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fumo accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $3,562 - $9,523
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $363 - $1,499

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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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