We found 79 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA EPO near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds works as a pediatric general surgeon. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barsness include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Van L Vallina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Van Vallina works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and critical care specialist. Dr. Vallina's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Vallina attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert B Love, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 201
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Robert Love, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Love honors. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Love 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: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jeffery A Senall, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Senall is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Senall include knee problems, hammer toe, and sports health. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Senall attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes 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. Richard Lawrence Makowiec, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Richard Makowiec's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Makowiec include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Makowiec speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. William R Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Sterba speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sterba include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sterba honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Jerome L Kolavo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Kolavo is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kolavo obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kolavo is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kolavo is accepting 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. Richard K Thomas, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Richard Thomas specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Warrenville, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Thomas average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $2,933
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $563
Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren, who practices in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lindgren attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lindgren include hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lindgren is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. His practice 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. Thomas W Kiesler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Kiesler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kiesler's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Kiesler is rated highly by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David M Mochel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. David Mochel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Mochel include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Mochel's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mochel takes. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. Dr. Mochel is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Stephen E Heim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Heim works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Heim include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Heim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Heim attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Heim's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. David H Watt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. David Watt works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL and Carol Stream, IL. Dr. Watt's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Watt include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Watt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Watt has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Lenard W Labelle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Lenard Labelle's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Warrenville, IL and Carol Stream, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Labelle honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Labelle 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, minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Joseph L Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
28381 Davis Parkway; Suite 700
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw is a specialist in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Hinsdale, IL, Lisle, IL, and Warrenville, IL. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Daw's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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