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We found 29 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; Suite 125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mirkovic takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mirkovic's practice is open to new patients. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and French.

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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; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros is professionally affiliated with 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kodros has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Kodros completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Juan Caicedo is a physician who specializes in transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caicedo include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Caicedo speaks Spanish.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,434
  • Medicare Cost: $1,704
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. Dr. Bowen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowen is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nolden include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Nolden performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic 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: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal ... (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 clinical interest consist of pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leventhal completed a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Leventhal has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), 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: , 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 works as an urologist. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is not accepting 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)

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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kelikian is conversant in Armenian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kelikian's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelikian is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He welcomes 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. Mensur O Sunje, MS, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, Internal Medicine
4906 N Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mensur Sunje is a physician who specializes in vein disease (phlebology). Dr. Sunje (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: general care and venous disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Thorek Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sunje attended medical school at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hill include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Hill takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Albert Lin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Lin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Fenner is a plastic surgery specialist. He speaks French. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Fenner is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Fenner's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fenner honors. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Fenner 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)

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. Dr. Garb has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Garb include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. His hospital/clinic 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garb has an open panel. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Garb completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Matthew Jones works as an orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and sports health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,404
  • Medicare Cost: $854
Dr. Wellington K Hsu, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Wellington Hsu specializes in spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include laminectomy, scoliosis, and spinal trauma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Simon Yoo practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yoo include cryotherapy, dermabrasion, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoo honors. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

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