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Dr. Shari Lynn Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shari Meyerson is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Meyerson has a special interest in lung cancer, esophageal surgery, and mediastinal tumor. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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
Dr. Andrea A Hayes-Jordan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Hayes-Jordan is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. She is especially interested in cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hayes-Jordan include: Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hayes-Jordan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Alexander P Nagle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Nagle include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Nagle is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Nagle attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Nagle is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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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
Dr. Patrick M McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. McCarthy is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. McCarthy attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Ankit Bharat, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankit Bharat's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. Dr. Bharat honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bharat 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, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Eric S Hungness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eric Hungness is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Hungness's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Hungness trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency.

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

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

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

Dr. Ami Shah's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, anoscopy, and crohn's disease. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah 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. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Anoscopy, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Burns, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. David Louis Eisenberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, General Gynecology
659 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Eisenberg is an obstetrician and general gynecologist. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Eisenberg is especially interested in contraception (birth control) and gynecologic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Eisenberg has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Contraception, Family Planning, Gynecologic Surgery, Menopause, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. George Allen Sisson Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie Street 13th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Sisson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, osteoporosis, and osteomyelitis. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sisson accepts. He has an open panel. Dr. Sisson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sisson trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Sisson speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

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

Dr. Scott M Sporer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1611 W Harrison Street; Suite 400
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Scott Sporer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sporer include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sporer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthritis, Cancer, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Clark Friedrich Schierle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1575; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Clark Schierle's specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schierle average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Schierle is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Schierle has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors; American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Best Scientific Presentation; and Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Best Scientific Presentation, 2008 RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Michael Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie; 13th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gryzlo include sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Gryzlo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gryzlo is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to 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
Dr. Matthew David Saltzman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie Street 13th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Saltzman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder revision. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saltzman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Saltzman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass spine problems and hip problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gourineni attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gourineni's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Resnick is a vascular & interventional radiology specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Resnick is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. Michael F Schafer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
676 N Saint Claire; Suite 1350
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schafer is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: spine reconstruction, scoliosis, and spine tumor. Dr. Schafer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Schafer's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northshore University Health System. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, ... (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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