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

Dr. Mark Bowen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Bowen attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowen's professional affiliations include 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 A Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. His 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. Dr. Kodros is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Kodros completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Kodros average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Kodros's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Armen Siragan Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian sees patients in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Kelikian's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kelikian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kelikian completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks Armenian.

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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. Srdjan Mirkovic, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2501 Compass Road; Suite 125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Srdjan Mirkovic practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. Dr. Mirkovic is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Mirkovic attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Mirkovic (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mirkovic welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Cervical Spine Problems, Laser Treatment, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
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. 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. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Nolden honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nolden attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Saltzman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Saltzman's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Saltzman's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder revision, and elbow arthroscopy. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Saltzman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

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

Dr. Michael F Schafer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schafer practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include spine reconstruction, scoliosis, and spine tumor. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northshore University Health System, Dr. Schafer attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Schafer 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey C Fenner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
512 Green Bay Road
Kenilworth, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Fenner, who practices in Kenilworth, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fenner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Fenner highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Fenner has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Fenner is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Simon S Yoo, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Simon Yoo's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yoo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Yoo attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

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

Dr. Karol A Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2333 W. Irving Park Road; Suite 1
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Karol Gutowski sees patients in Champaign, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Gutowski speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gutowski include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gutowski is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Teacher of the Year Award, University of Minnesota; Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Texas Southwestern; and Top Doctors in Madison.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wellington K Hsu, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Wellington Hsu is a specialist in spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Hsu's clinical interests: laminectomy, scoliosis, and spinal trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. John E Milner, MD
Specializes in Urology
9669 N Kenton; Suite 608
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. John Milner specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Milner include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. Dr. Milner's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Milner's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Kidney ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $3,323 - $3,670
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $114 - $889
Dr. Thomas A Wiedrich, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Wiedrich is a plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended Harvard Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiedrich include radiesse, carpal tunnel syndrome, and microvascular surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wiedrich has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Leonard Lu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9843 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Leonard Lu is a plastic surgery specialist in Wilmette, IL, Skokie, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. On average, patients gave Dr. Lu a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lu has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Lu speaks Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Evanston Hospital, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven E Mutchnik, MD
Specializes in Urology
9669 N Kenton; Suite 608
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Mutchnik is an urologist in Skokie, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Mutchnik attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is especially interested in kidney stones, incontinence, and laparoscopic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Mutchnik is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 122
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300 - $9,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $370 - $894

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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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