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Shari L. Meyerson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shari Meyerson specializes in general practice and thoracic surgery. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Meyerson is especially interested in lung cancer, esophageal surgery, and mediastinal tumor. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Meyerson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Mediastinal Tumor

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $1,352 - $7,453
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $260 - $1,680
Alexander P. Nagle, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.63 stars (28 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle specializes in general practice, general surgery, and bariatric surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Nagle is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Nagle's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nagle is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Nagle attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,724
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,024
Patrick M. McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Practice, Cardiology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
675 N St Clair Street; Ste 19-100 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy specializes in cardiac surgery, general practice, and cardiology (heart disease). Dr. McCarthy obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. McCarthy has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Heart Failure ... (Read more)

Ankit Bharat, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankit Bharat is a general practitioner and thoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bharat takes. After completing medical school at Christian Medical College, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bharat has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Andrea A. Hayes-Jordan M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hayes-Jordan studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Hayes-Jordan has received the following distinctions: Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Eric S. Hungness, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eric Hungness sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general practice, gastroenterology (digestive system), and general surgery. Dr. Hungness's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hungness attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Nissen ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
840 S. Wood Street; Suite 416
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ami Shah is a pediatric surgeon in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Anoscopy, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Appendectomy, Abdominal Mass Biopsy, ... (Read more)

George A. Sisson Jr., MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 1 stars (2 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 13th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Sisson's specialties are general practice and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, osteoporosis, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sisson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sisson trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sisson is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Ankle Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Mohammed S. Alghoul, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice
average rating 5 stars (16 ratings)
675 North St. Clair Street; Division of Plastic Surg, Suite 19-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Alghoul's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general practice. Clinical interests for Dr. Alghoul include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alghoul takes. He attended Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Alghoul has received the following distinctions: Martin R. Sullivan Teaching Award and Victor Lewis Teaching Award. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alghoul has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Vaser liposuction, tumescent liposuction, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Scott A Resnick, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 19-100 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Scott Resnick works as a general practitioner and interventional radiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Resnick honors. Dr. Resnick studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Resnick is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Vascular Malformations, Ablation, Spider Veins, Ambulatory ... (Read more)

Stephen M. Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.07 stars (7 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 13th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo sees patients in Chicago, IL and River Forest, IL. His medical specialties are general practice and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gryzlo at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gryzlo has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gryzlo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $3,698 - $5,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,122
Gregory A. Dumanian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery
average rating 4.51 stars (25 ratings)
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Dumanian is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, general practice, and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Dumanian speaks Armenian. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed Dr. Dumanian at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dumanian honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dumanian is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Lip Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Zachary A. Smith, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie Street; Ste 13-205 Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Zachary Smith's areas of specialization are general practice, spine surgery, and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. Dr. Smith studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include scoliosis, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Complex Spine Surgery, Back Problems, Cervical ... (Read more)

William H. Pearce, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Vascular Surgery
675 N St Clair Street; Ste 19-100 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Pearce's specialties are general practice and vascular surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. Dr. Pearce's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Pearce takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Spider Veins, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Varicose Veins, ... (Read more)

Matthew D. Saltzman, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2 stars (3 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 13th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Saltzman specializes in general practice and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Saltzman's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saltzman include shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder revision, and elbow arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saltzman honors. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Saltzman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Revision, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Michael A. Terry, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 1.9 stars (5 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 13th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Terry's areas of specialization are general practice and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Terry is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Terry's areas of expertise include sports health, shoulder problems, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Terry's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Terry trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Revision, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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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.
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