We found 79 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Evergreen Park, IL.

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Dr. Mark B Slidell, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Mark Slidell's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Slidell include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Slidell graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Slidell (or staff) is conversant in Malay and Indonesian. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Slidell is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Acid Reflux, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Antone Tatooles Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205, Physicians' Pavilion
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,485
Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nawas's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nawas's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and MetroSouth Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $848 - $3,696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $212 - $907
Dr. Husam H Balkhy, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Husam Balkhy is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL. He speaks Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Balkhy focuses on robotic cardiac surgery and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Balkhy is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. His residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery

All Interests: Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
20201 S Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Shayani's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shayani's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

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

Dr. Thomas K Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue; Mc4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Lee works as a pediatric surgeon in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Lee honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Inguinal Hernia, Soft Tissue Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Yan-Sin Sin Lo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
4440 W. 95th Street; Suite 109
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Lo specializes in pediatric surgery and practices in Oak Lawn, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Lo attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery and cancer surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She speaks French. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Grace Zee Mak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5839 S. Maryland Avenue; Mc4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Grace Mak is a pediatric surgery specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Mak is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Mak attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mak accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikunj K Chokshi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5841 S Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nikunj Chokshi practices pediatric surgery in Chicago, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chokshi is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Solid Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah S Loeff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue; Mc4062
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Loeff's specialty is pediatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Loeff include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loeff accepts. She graduated from Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Loeff completed residency programs at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald A Cahill, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2850 West 95th Street; Suite 300
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Cahill's areas of specialization are bariatric surgery, bariatric medicine, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Cahill is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Cahill average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, United Healthcare POS, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,905
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,681
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $259
Dr. Nita Satish Karnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nita Lee works as a gynecologic oncologist in Chicago, IL and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is especially interested in ovarian cancer, gynecologic cancer surgery, and cervical cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ketan Narandas Jobanputra, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Jobanputra is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Jobanputra takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Jobanputra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Contraception, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Genetic Issues, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 220
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology and practices in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mueller attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, fistula, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mueller has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Enterocele Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5716 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Oak Brook, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Evanston, IL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Rinehart's clinical interests: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rinehart completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rinehart is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (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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