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We found 78 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze near Hammond, IN.

Dr. James Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard
Munster, IN
 

Dr. James Tuchek is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Tuchek studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tuchek honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,291
  • Medicare Cost: $1,349
Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,485
Dr. Andrew Roger Barksdale, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Andrew Barksdale is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), pleurectomy, and lung cancer surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Barksdale performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Iliac Artery Aneurysm, Atrial Fibrillation, Infective ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Andrew Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Gerald Cahill is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. Dr. Cahill has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cahill welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,905
  • Medicare Cost: $1,681
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Paul Gordon works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Gordon average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gordon trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Gordon has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $920
  • Medicare Cost: $259
Dr. Gregory Paul McComis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 304
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Gregory McComis specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Dyer, IN, Hammond, IN, and Munster, IN. Dr. McComis's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. McComis attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Charles Pollak, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7905 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Alan Pollak's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep apnea and sinus surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Pollak attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pollak is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $426
  • Medicare Cost: $220
Dr. Adam Eric Perlmutter, DO
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Adam Perlmutter specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Perlmutter trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Family Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perlmutter honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Perlmutter is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,970 - $6,930
  • Medicare Cost: $449 - $1,624
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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Joseph Hecht works as a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hecht's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hecht takes. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hecht is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ibrahim Samir Zabaneh, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
509 Ridge Road
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Ibrahim Zabaneh specializes in women's health and gynecology and practices in Michigan City, IN, Munster, IN, and Crown Point, IN. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Zabaneh's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Zabaneh completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Zabaneh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,238
  • Medicare Cost: $242
Dr. Sameer Sharma, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
5815 S Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Sameer Sharma is a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include robotic surgery. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,269
  • Medicare Cost: $1,447
Dr. Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. P. Unni is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Unni studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Unni welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $4,590
  • Medicare Cost: $647 - $789
Dr. Padmaja Venkata Sanaka, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Padmaja Sanaka practices women's health and gynecology. In Dr. Sanaka's practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanaka is a graduate of Kurnool Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Sanaka (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Hindi. She is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Sanaka welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Prayuk Andrew Waran, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. P. Waran's specialties are women's health and gynecology. He practices in Dyer, IN, Hammond, IN, and Crown Point, IN. Dr. Waran's clinical interests include infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waran takes. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Waran speaks Thai. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Waran has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Urinary Incontinence, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Tyler Edwards Emley, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Tyler Emley is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Emley is especially interested in robotic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emley takes. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Emley has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $716 - $1,488
Dr. David John Harris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Munster, IN
 

Dr. David Harris sees patients in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $416 - $2,915
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $417

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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.