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

Dr. James Tuchek is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuchek include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. Dr. Tuchek is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tuchek's 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 cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Tatooles performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), pleurectomy, and lung cancer surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barksdale obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis. Dr. Barksdale is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. In his practice, Dr. Cahill focuses on robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Cahill 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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cahill honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 heart surgeon and chest surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Gordon 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pollak include sleep apnea and sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pollak accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Pollak trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. McComis performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. McComis honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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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. Joseph Daniel Hecht, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Joseph Hecht specializes in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Hecht attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. Dr. Hecht's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hecht is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting 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. David H Garelick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. David Garelick works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Garelick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for his residency. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Garelick speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Downtown Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Waran include infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. The average patient rating for Dr. Waran is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Waran takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Thai. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. 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)

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

Dr. Adam Perlmutter specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Perlmutter accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Family Health Plus. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perlmutter is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. 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. Tyler Edwards Emley, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Tyler Emley works as an urologist in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. Clinical interests for Dr. Emley include robotic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Emley is accepting new patients.

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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. Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. P. Unni is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Unni honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Unni 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. Ibrahim Samir Zabaneh, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
509 Ridge Road
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Ibrahim Zabaneh is a gynecologist and women's health specialist in Michigan City, IN, Munster, IN, and Crown Point, IN. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Zabaneh completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zabaneh include robotic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zabaneh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Zabaneh is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Bump's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bump takes. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,476
  • Medicare Cost: $529 - $1,018
Dr. Brian Robert Billmeyer, MD
Specializes in Urology
9042 Columbia Avenue
Suite B Munster, IN
 

Dr. Brian Billmeyer works as an urologist. In his practice, Dr. Billmeyer focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Billmeyer is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Billmeyer studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Lahey Clinic. Dr. Billmeyer is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $230 - $942

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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.