We found 24 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity near River Forest, IL.

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 in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shayani attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shayani welcomes 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. David G Cable, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
5668 E. State Street; Primary Office
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. David Cable is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Cable performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $7,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,284
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 plastic surgeon. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed a residency program at Summa Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is rated highly by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Jon B Whitehurst, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jon Whitehurst is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Whitehurst is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Whitehurst (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Whitehurst is 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. Steven M Rochell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Steven Rochell is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rochell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Rochell is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Andrew Blint's specialty is orthopedic trauma. He 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 takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blint's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Dane Salazar is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of 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. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Salazar's areas of expertise include shoulder injury, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Salazar 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Rockford, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Trenhaile's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trenhaile has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc.. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rolando Izquierdo's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Crystal Lake, IL, Lakewood, IL, and Huntley, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Izquierdo has a special interest in elbow reconstruction and shoulder reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency. Dr. Izquierdo 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 58
  • Charge (avg.): $2,626 - $6,914
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $178 - $1,081
Dr. Edward C Pyun Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Edward Pyun specializes in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Rockford, IL and Peoria, IL. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Fairview Hospital for his residency. Dr. Pyun is especially interested in trauma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Sherman Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Pryor is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pryor has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Barteau is a specialist in surgery. He works in Rockford, IL. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Barteau trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia

Dr. Farhad Farokhi, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
444 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Farhad Farokhi is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Rockford, IL and Dixon, IL. Dr. Farokhi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Farokhi attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional 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. Lawrence Pradeep Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Prabhaker practices colon & rectal surgery in Rockford, IL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Mayo Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Prabhaker is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Eugene Alfano Silva, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
444 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Silva practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Silva is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Silva's professional 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: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $2,503 - $3,683
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $533 - $922

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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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