We found 67 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA HMO near Maywood, IL.

Dr. Antone Tatooles Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, 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. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alsikafi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi has an open panel.

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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. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3722 Harlem Avenue; Suite 201
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Valaitis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Valaitis has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Finlayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

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

Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Nayak attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Nayak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Mini-Maze procedure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,709 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $537 - $610
Dr. Stephen Michael Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and River Forest, IL. Dr. Gryzlo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gryzlo include sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Gryzlo has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gryzlo 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. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
534 Chestnut Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

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.

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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. Joseph L Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Lisle, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Dr. Daw's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Daw completed his residency training at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Gnerlich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Maywood, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gnerlich include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Her professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gnerlich accepts. Dr. Gnerlich obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lindgren include hydronephrosis and da vinci surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Lindgren is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean A Salehi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1 Westbrook Corporate Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sean Salehi practices neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salehi's areas of expertise include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Salehi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Microsurgery, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Fungal Infection, Microdiscectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent T Perry Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S 1st Avenue; 101-1740 Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kent Perry's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Perry 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, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Prostate Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Patel attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pablo F Soto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Pablo Soto is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. Dr. Soto is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Soto honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart 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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