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We found 77 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tuchek graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuchek include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. Dr. Tuchek honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Barksdale include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), pleurectomy, and lung cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis. Dr. Barksdale attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Barksdale trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, Atrial Fibrillation, Infective Endocarditis, Repeat ... (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 general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Cahill average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Cahill is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Cahill's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 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. 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. Dr. Pollak's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pollak is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Pollak's practice is open to 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. Gregory Paul McComis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 304
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Gregory McComis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. McComis is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. McComis include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spine surgery procedures. Dr. McComis is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. McComis is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. McComis's medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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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. Adam Eric Perlmutter, DO
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Adam Perlmutter is an urologist. In addition to English, Dr. Perlmutter speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Perlmutter is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Family Health Plus, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,970 - $6,930
  • Medicare Cost: $449 - $1,624
Dr. Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. P. Unni's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Unni is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Unni's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $4,590
  • Medicare Cost: $647 - $789
Dr. David H Garelick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. David Garelick practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Garelick performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garelick is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Garelick's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Dr. P. Waran specializes in women's health and gynecology and practices in Dyer, IN, Hammond, IN, and Crown Point, IN. In addition to English, Dr. Waran speaks Thai. His areas of expertise include infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Waran accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waran welcomes new patients.

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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)

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Joseph Hecht is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. Dr. Hecht honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is conversant in 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. Tyler Edwards Emley, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Tyler Emley specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Emley speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Emley honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ibrahim Zabaneh practices women's health and gynecology. Dr. Zabaneh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Zabaneh's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Thomas E Bump, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Thomas Bump's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bump studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bump's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,476
  • Medicare Cost: $529 - $1,018
Dr. Sameer Sharma, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
5815 S Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Sameer Sharma specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Sharma takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He welcomes new patients.

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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

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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.