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We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Health Care Plans near Skokie, IL.

Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2501 Compass Road; #125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mirkovic's areas of expertise include back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Cervical Spine Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Andreas Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; #2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros's professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kodros attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anton Ivan Skaro, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anton Skaro practices transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: liver cancer, pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Skaro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Croatian. Dr. Skaro's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,624
Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Bowen's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowen takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,781 - $6,149
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $1,238
Dr. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Nolden's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Nolden is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nolden takes. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo is a specialist in transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include liver cancer, pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caicedo takes. Dr. Caicedo studied medicine at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Caicedo is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,704
Dr. Joseph Ross Leventhal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Leventhal's area of specialization is transplant surgery. These areas are among Dr. Leventhal's clinical interests: pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Leventhal attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Leventhal's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Abdominal Organ Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite #j
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is accepting 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
Dr. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kelikian's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kelikian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kelikian is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Micah William Garb, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Micah Garb is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Garb is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garb takes. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Garb attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Arlington Heights, IL, Glenview, IL, and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Lin is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Lin's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,368 - $4,953
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $1,046
Dr. Mensur O Sunje, MS, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, Internal Medicine
4906 N Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mensur Sunje is a vein disease (phlebology) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Sunje's practice, he is particularly interested in general care and venous disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunje accepts. Dr. Sunje's education and training includes medical school at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sunje (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Thorek Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: General Care, Venous Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,230
  • Medicare Cost: $899
Dr. James Allen Hill, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. James Hill's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Hill focuses on knee problems, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hill's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,019 - $4,900
  • Medicare Cost: $622 - $648
Dr. Geoffrey Craig Fenner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
512 Green Bay Road
Kenilworth, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Fenner specializes in plastic surgery. He is conversant in French. These areas are among Dr. Fenner's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Fenner performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fenner has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Simon S Yoo, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Simon Yoo's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). His clinical interests include cryotherapy, dermabrasion, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Dr. Yoo is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Yoo attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Spider Veins, Ambulatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Wellington K Hsu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Wellington Hsu's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, spinal deformity, and spinal trauma. Patients gave Dr. Hsu an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal ... (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.