We found 1 general surgeons who accepts Humana POS near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Rajakumari Prakash Selvaraj, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Ophthalmology
1500 S Fairfield Avenue
Chicago, IL

Dr. Rajakumari Selvaraj is a physician who specializes in general surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and eyelid problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Selvaraj's education and training includes medical school at India and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Selvaraj (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures


What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.
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