We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Grayslake, IL.

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
151 W Golf Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi, who practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients rated Dr. Alsikafi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alsikafi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Papierski is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Papierski trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger N Chams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Roger Chams is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ultrasound, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 241
  • Charge (avg.): $2,728 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $134 - $1,206
Dr. Karen M Jacksack, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Karen Mass specializes in general gynecology and practices in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, well woman care, and uterine prolapse. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Mass performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mass's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Uterine Prolapse, Postmenopause, Breast Issues, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Gottfried Mayer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
151 W Golf Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. John Mayer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gurnee, IL and Libertyville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Mayer include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Mayer completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Revision, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Vora is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Vora completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

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

Dr. Peter John Thadani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Peter Thadani's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). Dr. Thadani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Thadani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Thadani's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Edward Hamming, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 100
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. David Hamming is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gurnee, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Before completing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Hamming attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamming's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Jill K Holden, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Jill Holden's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Holden include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. Dr. Holden is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients gave Dr. Holden an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Christ Jerry Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 150
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos, who practices in Libertyville, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Grayslake, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. The average patient rating for Dr. Pavlatos is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pavlatos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,253
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $610
Howard A Stone
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 281
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Howard Stone practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry in Glenview, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stone's areas of expertise include the following: foot surgery, heel pain, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Stone is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. For his residency, Dr. Stone trained at Doctors Hospital and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Arthroscopy, Heel Pain, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Hubbell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 302
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Michael Hubbell is a general OB/GYN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hubbell include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hubbell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hubbell is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hubbell is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Dorina S Sarafolean, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 216
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dorina Scaunas is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Scaunas is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Scaunas average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scaunas honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1275 E Belvidere Road; Suite 200
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Vaishali Lafita is a diagnostic radiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lafita include vertebroplasty, epidural steroid injection, and joint injections. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lafita attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lafita is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Nerve Block, Epidural Steroid Injection, Joint Injections

Dr. Roger Barrett Collins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2552 N. Illinois Route 83
Round Lake Beach, IL
 

Dr. Roger Collins sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Round Lake, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Collins is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HFN, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injury, ACL Injury, Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward J Logue III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1025 Red Oak Lane; Suite 100
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Edward Logue is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff injury. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Logue is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Occupational Health Issues, Knee Problems, ... (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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