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Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Papierski average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (rte. 120)
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu's specialty is pediatric urology. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Liu's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Kidney Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen J Mass, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass works as a general gynecologist in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Her clinical interests include menopause, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Mass's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Mass attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Uterine Prolapse, Breast Issues, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger N Chams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Roger Chams, who practices in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chams's clinical interests: knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chams's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ultrasound, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 241
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,728 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $134 - $1,206
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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Vora's practice, he is particularly interested in achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Vora is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Vora's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen William Ganshirt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 214
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Ganshirt practices general surgery in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ganshirt's areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Ganshirt is accepting new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Providence Hospital, Southfield.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Hernia, Skin Lesions, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,164
  • Medicare Cost: $643
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Specializes in Urology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 312
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Kim is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kim is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,670
  • Medicare Cost: $896
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Jill Holden's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Holden a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Holden include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holden takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani sees patients in Libertyville, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, and Grayslake, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Thadani is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Thadani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Howard A Stone
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 281
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Howard Stone specializes in foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stone include foot surgery, heel pain, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Stone takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. He trained at Doctors Hospital and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Arthroscopy, Heel Pain, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Hubbell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Michael Hubbell practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hubbell has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Unfortunately, Dr. Hubbell is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Hubbell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hubbell has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Pavlatos highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pavlatos include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pavlatos's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Pavlatos attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,253
  • Medicare Cost: $610
Dr. David E Hamming, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 100
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. David Hamming is an orthopedist in Gurnee, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Hamming completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamming is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1275 E Belvidere Road; Suite 200
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Vaishali Lafita works as a diagnostic radiologist in Grayslake, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in vertebroplasty, epidural steroid injection, and joint injections. Dr. Lafita is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for her residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Lafita is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Nerve Block, Epidural Steroid Injection, Joint Injections

Dr. Roger Barrett Collins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2552 N. Illinois Route 83
Round Lake Beach, IL
 

Dr. Roger Collins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Round Lake, IL. His areas of expertise consist of sports health, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. He takes HFN, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Collins is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Baier, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2552 N. Illinois Route 83
Round Lake Beach, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Baier specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Round Lake, IL. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, meniscus repair, and arthroscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Baier at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baier accepts. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Baier trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

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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.