We found 27 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Palos Heights, IL.

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

Dr. Antone Tatooles, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Tatooles is accepting 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. 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 medical specialty is bariatric surgery, bariatric medicine, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Cahill's professional affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Cahill attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis' medical specialty is urogynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valaitis accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Valaitis's professional affiliations include 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. Ketan Narandas Jobanputra, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
14454 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Jobanputra is a reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and cryotherapy. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Jobanputra is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Seth G.S. Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5849 W 95th Street; Suite 117
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His clinical interests include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Rinehart's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rinehart has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4440 W. 95 Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gourineni trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gourineni's office for an appointment.

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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. Jovito Angeles II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jovito Angeles is an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and brachial plexus injury. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Angeles is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Philippine General Hospital, Dr. Angeles attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Angeles is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Brachial Plexus ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir Rajendra Shah, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7460 West College Drive; 2nd Floor
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Samir Shah works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Chicago, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Lockport, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Shah performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameena A Rahman, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Sameena Rahman is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Rahman include femilift, latisse, and perineoplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Postmenopause, Botox Injection, Labiaplasty, Juvederm, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Salvino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6311 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Salvino is a plastic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Salvino include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Palos Hospital. Dr. Salvino accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Medicare. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Lee, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on spinal deformity and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Spinal Deformity, Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. James David Schlenker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6311 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. James Schlenker is an Oak Lawn, IL physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Schlenker (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schlenker include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, United Healthcare HMO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Schlenker is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $4,077
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $503
Dr. Ronald James Bonaguro, MD
Specializes in Urology
9760 South Kedzie Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Bonaguro is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Evergreen Park, IL and Homer Glen, IL. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bonaguro obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Palos Hospital. Dr. Bonaguro is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bassam Habbal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9830 S Ridgeland Avenue
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Bassam Habbal is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Oak Lawn, IL and Chicago Ridge, IL. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Habbal's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Habbal attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $2,559 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $565 - $1,056
Dr. Steven M Pierpaoli, MD
Specializes in Urology
12800 South Ridgeland Avenue; Suite F
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Steven Pierpaoli is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Pierpaoli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Palos Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Sexual Health Issues, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David Lee Zumerchik, MD
Specializes in Urology
14315 South 80th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Zumerchik's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zumerchik include robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Palos Hospital. Dr. Zumerchik is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zumerchik's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Zumerchik trained at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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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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