We found 89 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept First Health near Westmont, IL.

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

Dr. William Hopkinson practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hopkinson include knee problems, sports health, and rehabilitation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hopkinson graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Sandra Valaitis works as an urogynecologist in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Orland Park, IL. These areas are among Dr. Valaitis's clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Valaitis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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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. Jeffery A Senall, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jeffery Senall, who practices in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Senall's areas of expertise include knee problems, hammer toe, and sports health. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Senall graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Senall trained at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Senall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to 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. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth practices obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Roth is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Roth graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Roth welcomes new patients.

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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. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong sees patients in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and New Lenox, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Gong speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gong include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Gong trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Michael S Pinzur, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Michael Pinzur is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among Dr. Pinzur's clinical interests: amputation, diabetic foot ulcers, and ankle problems. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pinzur takes. Dr. Pinzur has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Amputation, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Arthritis, Foot ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prasad Gourineni's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is especially interested in spine problems and hip problems. Dr. Gourineni's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Gourineni attended Andhra Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Makowiec include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makowiec honors. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Makowiec speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Joseph L Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Lisle, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Daw's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Before completing his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Daw attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Daw a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Pasciak works as an urologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Pasciak honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pasciak has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. William R Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Sterba speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sterba is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jerome Kolavo specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolavo include spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kolavo is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kolavo is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He 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. Brian Douglas Steinke, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Brian Steinke is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Steinke include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Steinke at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Steinke is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Warrenville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. 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)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Kiesler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Kiesler highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and arthritis. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kiesler attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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