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We found 82 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 cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Tatooles is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting 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 is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Patients rated Dr. Nawas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Gordon welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $920
  • Medicare Cost: $259
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. Clinical interests for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. Dr. Daw's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Daw attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices urogynecology in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Valaitis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Valaitis has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks 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, Botox Injection, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hemal Nayak specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. Dr. Nayak is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S York Road; #3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, spinal trauma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Patel is 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: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorne is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Dorne is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Dorne accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from 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. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. On average, patients gave Dr. Lindgren a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lindgren include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lindgren attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lindgren completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Laparoscopic ... (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 works as a neurosurgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and discectomy (disc removal surgery). Dr. Zelby is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Zelby's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include 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, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Sean Salehi is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Dr. Salehi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Salehi completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional 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. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freihage accepts. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Firdausi Mazda is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. He attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Mazda's clinical interests: urodynamic testing, genital warts, and shock wave lithotripsy. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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. Stephen M Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gryzlo's clinical interests include sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Gryzlo average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gryzlo takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gryzlo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,698 - $5,965
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $1,122
Dr. Kent T Perry Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S 1st Avenue; 101-1740 Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kent Perry is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Perry graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Perry's professional 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 surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Prostate Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. The average patient rating for Dr. Doshi is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, ... (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.