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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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Rockford, IL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. Dr. Cable takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cable is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program.

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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. His clinical interests include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shayani accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise 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. Before completing his residency at Summa Health System, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Rodriguez a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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. Jon B Whitehurst, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jon Whitehurst is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Whitehurst studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. Dr. Whitehurst (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Russian. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Michael Chmell works as an orthopedic surgeon in Rockford, IL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Chmell completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chmell has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America.

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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at 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, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Salazar's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder injury, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Salazar is 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. Farhad Farokhi, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
444 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Farhad Farokhi is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Rockford, IL and Dixon, IL. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farokhi takes.

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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's areas of specialization are surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has a special interest in trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Pyun is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Fairview Hospital, Dr. Pyun attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barba takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Patel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Blint's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blint honors. 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.

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Pryor is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Akron General Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pryor honors Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Barteau is a surgery specialist. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barteau completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. Dr. Prabhaker is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Mayo Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. His hospital/clinic 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. Scott William Trenhaile, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Scott Trenhaile's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Trenhaile is rated highly by his patients. He honors 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. Dr. Trenhaile has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc.. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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

Dr. Rolando Izquierdo is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in elbow reconstruction and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Izquierdo is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, Dr. Izquierdo speaks 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

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,626 - $6,914
  • Medicare Cost: $178 - $1,081

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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.