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Dr. Julia Elaine Grabowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Julia Grabowski's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grabowski takes. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nawas has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas is open to new patients.

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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
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Gordon attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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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
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Lisle, IL. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and 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. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Lombard, IL. Dr. Roth studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth is conversant in French. Dr. Roth is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Uterine ... (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 clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Valaitis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Valaitis attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Valaitis has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. Her professional 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. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sterba include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Sterba is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sterba's practice is open to new patients. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Lawrence Makowiec, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Richard Makowiec is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Makowiec performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Tennis Elbow, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pamela Dorne is a general gynecologist in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dorne is professionally 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. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patients gave Dr. Lindgren an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests 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. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. 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
3 Westbrook Corporate Center; Suite 1000
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Zelby is a neurosurgeon in Westchester, IL and River Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zelby include extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and discectomy (disc removal surgery). Dr. Zelby is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Sean A Salehi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1 Westbrook Corp Center; Suite 800
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sean Salehi practices neurosurgery. He speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salehi include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Salehi attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is an urologist. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockrath include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bockrath's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes 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. Brian D Steinke, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Brian Steinke is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. Dr. Steinke honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Steinke is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Fusion, Microdiscectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David K Chang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. David Chang specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Warrenville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Chang attended the University of Michigan Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (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.