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Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Bakhos's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakhos has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Lung Transplant, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3231 W. Euclid Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. James Tuchek is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Tuchek's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tuchek attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,291
  • Medicare Cost: $1,349
Dr. Julia Elaine Grabowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Julia Grabowski is a pediatric general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grabowski include surgical procedures. Dr. Grabowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Grabowski is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease

Dr. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Lubawski is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lubawski include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Tatooles is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,485
Dr. Gary William Chmielewski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
908 Elm St :; Suite 210
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Gary Chmielewski's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chmielewski has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,219
  • Medicare Cost: $997
Dr. Heather Noelle Paddock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Heather Paddock's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; she sees patients in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of achalasia, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Paddock accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Paddock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari's area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Vicari's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
121 N. Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Shayani (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. 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. Dr. Shayani takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Patients rated Dr. Nawas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $3,696
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $907
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Gordon welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $920
  • Medicare Cost: $259
Dr. Ramsis Farid Ghaly, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
11136 Indian Woods Drive
Indian Head Park, IL
 

Dr. Ramsis Ghaly works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Ghaly attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ghaly's areas of expertise consist of neurological surgery, brain surgery, and neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ghaly takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Neck Problems, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Cancer, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Lee Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Lisle, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. Dr. Daw's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Daw attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2160 S. First Avenue; Building 103 Room 1004
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mueller is in-network for TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Mueller's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Ureter Problems, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bipan Chand, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Bipan Chand is a general surgery specialist in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Chand's areas of expertise include achalasia, esophageal surgery, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chand is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Chand is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Alsikafi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,130 - $3,894
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $894

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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.