We found 97 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Park Ridge, IL.

Dr. Michael Bryant Ujiki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 128
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ujiki is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ujiki include gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Ujiki is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Ujiki speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $1,453 - $6,148
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $503 - $2,033
Dr. John Griffith Linn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 128
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. John Linn works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Linn is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Ki Wan Kim is a chest surgeon in Skokie, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $633 - $5,080
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $136 - $1,464
Dr. Deborah S Loeff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1675 Dempster Street; 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Loeff's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Dr. Loeff's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari is a plastic surgery and pediatric surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Westchester, IL. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Vicari's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Vicari performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 512
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Deboer's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deboer takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,835
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $587
Dr. Bradley J Dunlap, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Dunlap is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass knee injury, hip injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Dunlap is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunlap honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Polish. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Prodromos is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Prodromos's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen sees patients in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bowen has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowen honors. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bowen completed a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, 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: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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
Dr. Steven D Levin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Levin sees patients in Evanston, IL, Skokie, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Levin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Levin include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Levin is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 88
  • Charge (avg.): $1,568 - $3,855
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $137 - $511
Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Birmingham's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven A Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros sees patients in Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kodros include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has an open panel. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Yvonne M Wolny, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4753 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yvonne Wolny works as a general OB/GYN. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolny include labiaplasty, perineoplasty, and vaginoplasty. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences. She completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wolny has received include Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College RealSelf Top Doctor and Professional Recognition: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Wolny (or staff) speaks German and Polish. Dr. Wolny's professional affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital, Thorek Memorial Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty, Weight Loss, Perineoplasty, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 360
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Alex Ro specializes in adult cardiology. Before performing Dr. Ro's residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Ro attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ro include device implantation, ablation, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ro takes. Dr. Ro is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Device Implantation, Ablation, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 193
  • Charge (avg.): $1,258 - $3,333
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $211 - $871
Dr. Armen Siragan Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Skokie, IL, Chicago, IL, and Glenview, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Kelikian is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelikian takes. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Kelikian's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kelikian welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, ankle arthroscopy

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

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1990 E. Algonquin Road; Suite 200
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Papierski has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Papierski attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Papierski completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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