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Dr Katherine Ann Barsness MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL

Dr. Katherine Barsness' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Barsness takes 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, Dr. Barsness completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Tumor, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Endocrine Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Mi ... (Read more)

George A Sisson Jr MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1535 Lake Cook Road
Northbrook, IL

Dr. George Sisson is a general practitioner and orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sisson include foot problems, osteoporosis, and osteomyelitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sisson's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sisson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Arthroscopy, Ankle Arthroscopy

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

Mark Bowen MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL

Dr. Mark Bowen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bowen's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic S ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $3,781 - $6,149
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $1,238
Thomas A Wiedrich MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Thomas Wiedrich specializes in plastic surgery, general practice, and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiedrich include radiesse, carpal tunnel syndrome, and microvascular surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wiedrich has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Endoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Endoscopic Surgery, Arm Lift, Radiesse, Congenital Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

Matthew D Saltzman MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Matthew Saltzman specializes in general practice and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder revision, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Saltzman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saltzman attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Saltzman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Elbow Arthroscopy

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

Armen Kelikian MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (39 ratings)
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL

Dr. Armen Kelikian is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Kelikian's areas of expertise include the following: foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kelikian completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kelikian has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelikian is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Arthroscopy

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Steven Kodros MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL

Dr. Steven Kodros works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Kodros average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kodros's areas of expertise include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kodros takes. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Musculoske ... (Read more)

Simon S Yoo MD
Specializes in General Practice, Dermatology
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Simon Yoo specializes in general practice and dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Yoo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yoo include dermabrasion, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Tumescent Liposuction

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Dermabrasion, Cryosurgery, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Spider Veins, Am ... (Read more)

Dr Nejd F Alsikafi MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite J
Glenview, IL

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Alsikafi's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Alsikafi studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Alsikafi completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr Craig Justin Finlayson MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL

Dr. Craig Finlayson specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Finlayson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finlayson honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr Srdjan Mirkovic MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.12 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2501 Compass Road; Suite 125
Glenview, IL

Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. Dr. Mirkovic accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Herniated Disc, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal Trauma, Spine Tumor, Sp ... (Read more)

Wellington K Hsu MD
Specializes in General Practice, Spine Surgery, Neurology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Wellington Hsu's specialties are general practice, spine surgery, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave Dr. Hsu an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laminectomy, scoliosis, and spinal trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu takes. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck Pr ... (Read more)

Dr Mark T Nolden MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.29 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL

Dr. Mark Nolden's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Nolden's clinical interests: back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Nolden average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Nolden graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Nolden trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Matthew D Jones MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Matthew Jones' specialties are general practice and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Jones completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Marc Joshua Kleinberg MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.03 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 502
Northbrook, IL

Dr. Marc Kleinberg is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleinberg include laparoscopic hysterectomy, essure, and colposcopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleinberg takes. Dr. Kleinberg's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kleinberg's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopic Myomectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Essure, ... (Read more)

Micah W Garb MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Micah Garb's specialties are general practice and general obstetrics & gynecology. He practices in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Deerfield, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Garb average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Garb include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and women's health issues. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Garb graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial 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, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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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.

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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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