- 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.
We found 3 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage near Chicago, IL.
Dr. Ami Shah's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; she sees patients in Chicago, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and St. Alexius Medical Center. After attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.
Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery
All Interests: Anoscopy, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Burns, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Crohn's ... (Read more)
Dr. Prasad Gourineni's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Gourineni attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. Dr. Gourineni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Gourineni is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery
All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)
Dr. George Kouris is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Kouris's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift (thighplasty), dermabrasion, and body contouring. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Rush University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kouris has received include Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor; Chicago Magazine Top Doctor for Cancer; and America's Best Physicians.
Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery
All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)