We found 78 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 specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tatooles completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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' medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nawas accepts. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nawas's office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $848 - $3,696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Lisle, IL. Dr. Daw has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daw takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Daw performed his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sandra Valaitis specializes in urogynecology. Dr. Valaitis's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Valaitis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish.

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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 cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. His areas of expertise include the following: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. Dr. Nayak is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare PPO, and more.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,709 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $537 - $610
Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150 (primary Office)
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Pasciak is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Pasciak accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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. Firdausi F Mazda, MD
Specializes in Urology
360 West Butterfield Road; Suite 245
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Firdausi Mazda's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mazda include genital warts, shock wave lithotripsy, and kidney stones. Dr. Mazda takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Mazda has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel, who practices in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Patel attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. These areas are among Dr. Bockrath's clinical interests: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath's practice 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)

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

Dr. Bruce Lindgren works as a pediatric urologist. Dr. Lindgren's clinical interests encompass hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lindgren is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is open to 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. Andrew Stephen Zelby, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery; One Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 80
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Zelby sees patients in Westchester, IL and River Forest, IL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Zelby's clinical interests: extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and discectomy (disc removal surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zelby completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He 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 specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Westchester, IL. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Salehi trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Dr. Salehi has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He speaks Persian. Dr. Salehi is professionally affiliated with 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. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne's specialty is general gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Dorne is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Finlayson has a special interest in ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Freihage honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Freihage completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Freihage's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong, who practices in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Gong is conversant in Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Gong include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Gong attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Consultation, Urologic ... (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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