We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Health Care Plans near Skokie, IL.

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

Dr. Steven Kodros, who practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kodros include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kodros honors. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kodros trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mirkovic include back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. Dr. Mirkovic takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Serbian, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nolden attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Nolden is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Bowen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Bowen has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $3,781 - $6,149
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $1,238
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 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caicedo takes. Dr. Caicedo studied medicine at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Caicedo is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $9,434
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,704
Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite J
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Alsikafi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alsikafi's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alsikafi studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alsikafi trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Ross Leventhal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Leventhal specializes in transplant surgery. Dr. Leventhal's areas of expertise include pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Leventhal's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kelikian's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kelikian is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He speaks Armenian.

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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. Michael Frederick Schafer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schafer is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: spine reconstruction, scoliosis, and spine tumor. Dr. Schafer accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northshore University Health System, Dr. Schafer attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schafer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jones specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and reverse total shoulder replacement. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Jones is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones completed residency programs at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Jones accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Allen Hill, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. James Hill works as an orthopedist in Chicago, IL and Evanston, IL. Dr. Hill's clinical interests include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hill's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $4,019 - $4,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $622 - $648
Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $2,368 - $4,953
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $536 - $1,046
Dr. Mensur O Sunje, MS, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, Internal Medicine
4906 N Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mensur Sunje practices vein disease (phlebology). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care and venous disease. Dr. Sunje's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Thorek Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunje accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sunje studied medicine at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sunje completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sunje (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: General Care, Venous Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $2,230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $899
Dr. Matthew David Saltzman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Saltzman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saltzman include sports health, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder revision. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Saltzman is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Revision, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total ... (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 in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Deerfield, IL. His clinical interests include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Garb's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Garb is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Geoffrey C Fenner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
512 Green Bay Road
Kenilworth, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Fenner is a plastic surgery specialist. He speaks French. Dr. Fenner's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Fenner is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Fenner is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fenner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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