We found 4 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near New Lenox, IL.

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Dr. Mary Beth N Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Mary Beth Madonna is a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Before performing her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Madonna attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Madonna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Harish N Shownkeen, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavillion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Harish Shownkeen is an interventional neuroradiologist, interventional radiologist, and diagnostic radiologist in Winfield, IL and New Lenox, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shownkeen include vertebroplasty, brain aneurysm, and carotid artery disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency. Dr. Shownkeen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Arteriovenous Malformation, Vertebroplasty, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Kamran Khan, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavillion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. M. Khan is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Neck Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Avi Mazumdar, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavillion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Avi Mazumdar's areas of specialization are interventional neuroradiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include vertebroplasty, brain aneurysm, and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Mazumdar attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Arteriovenous Malformation, Vertebroplasty, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery ... (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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