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We found 81 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthSmart near Westchester, IL.

Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,485
Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Nawas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $3,696
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $907
Dr. Joseph Lee Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Daw is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daw takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Daw has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Valaitis's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Valaitis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nayak include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nayak honors. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , Mini-Maze procedure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,709 - $3,041
  • Medicare Cost: $537 - $610
Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Patel is affiliated with 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: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Firdausi F Mazda, MD
Specializes in Urology
360 West Butterfield Road; Suite 245
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Firdausi Mazda sees patients in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, genital warts, and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Mazda takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, HPV, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a special interest in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150 (primary Office)
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Pasciak accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Pasciak is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Stephen Zelby, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery; One Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 80
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Zelby, who practices in Westchester, IL and River Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Zelby attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zelby include extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and discectomy (disc removal surgery). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. Dr. Zelby is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Discectomy, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Sean A Salehi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1 Westbrook Corporate Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sean Salehi's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Salehi include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). The average patient rating for Dr. Salehi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Salehi's training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Microsurgery, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Fungal Infection, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bockrath attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,533 - $3,769
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $207
Dr. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne sees patients in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Dorne studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dorne is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson's clinical interests encompass ACL reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Freihage's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Freihage is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luke Edward Sewall, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 128
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Luke Sewall's area of specialization is vascular & interventional radiology. His clinical interests include varicocele, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Sewall's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Union Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Sewall has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Varicocele, Varicose Veins, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Vertebroplasty, Spider ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,326 - $1,388
  • Medicare Cost: $519 - $649

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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.