We found 90 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept First Health near Westmont, IL.

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

Dr. Julia Grabowski is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She is especially interested in surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grabowski attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Grabowski is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nawas at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Nawas studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with 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. William R Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Warrenville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sterba's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sterba honors. Dr. Sterba is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph L Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw practices plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daw honors. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include 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, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. William John Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, sports health, and rehabilitation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN). Dr. Hopkinson attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hopkinson is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth practices obstetrics and gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Roth at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Roth performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include 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. Jeffery A Senall, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Senall is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Senall include knee problems, hammer toe, and sports health. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Senall takes. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Senall's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Senall's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
534 Chestnut Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Gourineni graduated from Andhra Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Makowiec include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Makowiec graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Makowiec trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jerome L Kolavo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Kolavo practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Naperville, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. His clinical interests include spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kolavo is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kolavo attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas W Kiesler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Kiesler specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kiesler's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and arthritis. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kiesler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kiesler is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Pasciak attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pasciak honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Brian Douglas Steinke, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Brian Steinke's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Steinke include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. Patients gave Dr. Steinke an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Steinke graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Chang attended the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bockrath trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bockrath's areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath is accepting 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
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a pediatric urology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lindgren attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lindgren has an open panel.

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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)

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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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