We found 27 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Health Care Plans near Skokie, IL.

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

Dr. Mark Bowen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowen takes. Dr. Bowen has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bowen's 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $3,781 - $6,149
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $1,238
Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2501 Compass Road; Suite 125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mirkovic attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Mirkovic is professionally 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: Artificial Disc Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Cervical Spine Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urologist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Alsikafi is not currently accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

Dr. Steven Kodros works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kodros at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros's practice is open to 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. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian, who practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Kelikian speaks Armenian. 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. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kelikian performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Nolden's clinical interests include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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. Michael F Schafer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schafer's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include spine reconstruction, scoliosis, and spine tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schafer is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schafer trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northshore University Health System. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 Saltzman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Saltzman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include sports health, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder revision. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Saltzman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Saltzman obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and 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. He welcomes 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. Geoffrey C Fenner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
512 Green Bay Road
Kenilworth, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Fenner practices plastic surgery. He speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fenner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Fenner's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fenner is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fenner honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Fenner 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. Wellington K Hsu, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Wellington Hsu's specialties are spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include laminectomy, scoliosis, and spinal trauma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Jones is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lake Forest, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among Dr. Jones's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and reverse total shoulder replacement. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He 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 is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Simon Yoo practices dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Yoo's clinical interests include dermabrasion, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Yoo attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

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

Dr. Karol A Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2333 W. Irving Park Road; Suite 1
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Karol Gutowski specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Gutowski is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutowski is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutowski attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received distinctions including Teacher of the Year Award, University of Minnesota; Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Texas Southwestern; and Top Doctors in Madison. He speaks Polish. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven E Mutchnik, MD
Specializes in Urology
9669 N Kenton; Suite 608
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Mutchnik is an urologist in Skokie, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Mutchnik's clinical interests include kidney stones, incontinence, and laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mutchnik's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 122
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300 - $9,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $370 - $894
Dr. Mensur O Sunje, MS, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, Internal Medicine
4906 N Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mensur Sunje is a vein specialist. Dr. Sunje obtained his medical school training at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunje include general care and venous disease. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunje (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. Dr. Sunje is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $2,230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $899
Dr. John E Milner, MD
Specializes in Urology
9669 N Kenton; Suite 608
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. John Milner is an urologist. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. Dr. Milner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milner is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Kidney ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $3,323 - $3,670
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $114 - $889

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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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