We found 34 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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in Rockford, IL and Sycamore, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cable attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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

  • 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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Shayani include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting 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 Rockford, IL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed his residency at Summa Health System. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is rated highly by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Chmell average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chmell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chmell has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America. His professional affiliations include 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. Dane H Salazar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1235 N Mulford Road; Suite 103
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Dane Salazar's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include shoulder injury, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Salazar 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 in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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 is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Whitehurst's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Whitehurst (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 108
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,593 - $5,083
  • Medicare Cost: $131 - $1,081
Dr. Farhad Farokhi, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
444 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Farhad Farokhi's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Farokhi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Edward Chikoo Pyun Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Edward Pyun is a surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Pyun focuses on trauma. Dr. Pyun is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Pyun takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,650
  • Medicare Cost: $551
Dr. Mark Lucian Barba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Mark Barba sees patients in Rockford, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Barba attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Dr. Barba is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,925
  • Medicare Cost: $509
Dr. Dhaval M Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Dhaval Patel is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Andrew Blint's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Blint attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Jeffrey Andrew Barteau, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Barteau's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Barteau's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Barteau attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Prabhaker completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Scott Trenhaile is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Trenhaile attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc..

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Clinical Interests: Frozen Shoulder, 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. Rolando Izquierdo Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Rolando Izquierdo specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Crystal Lake, IL, Huntley, IL, and Rockford, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass elbow reconstruction and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Izquierdo accepts 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Dr. Telfer attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with 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.