We found 28 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 specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among Dr. Mirkovic's clinical interests: back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mirkovic 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. Steven Andreas Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kodros average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kodros include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kodros obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, 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: Ankle Fracture, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bowen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bowen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Bowen has received the following distinction: 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $3,781 - $6,149
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolden's areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as 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. 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. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo's specialty is transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Caicedo is conversant in 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

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 in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alsikafi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Leventhal is a physician who specializes in transplant surgery. Dr. Leventhal's clinical interests encompass pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leventhal has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kelikian's areas of expertise include the following: 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kelikian has an open panel. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is conversant in 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. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lin 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

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's area of specialization is vein disease (phlebology). He is especially interested in general care and venous disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sunje accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunje is a graduate of the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Sunje (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. Dr. Sunje is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Thorek Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Hill's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hill 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, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hill is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hill attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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. Geoffrey Craig Fenner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
512 Green Bay Road
Kenilworth, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Fenner is a Kenilworth, IL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fenner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Fenner speaks French. Dr. Fenner is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Garb's clinical interests: colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Garb attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), 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, 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lake Forest, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Shoulder Reconstruction, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (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 medical specialty is spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His clinical interests include laminectomy, scoliosis, and spinal trauma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu's practice is open to 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. Simon S Yoo, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Simon Yoo is a dermatologist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among Dr. Yoo's clinical interests: dermabrasion, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoo honors. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yoo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

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