We found 81 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthSmart near Westchester, IL.

Dr. Antone Tatooles Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Tatooles welcomes 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. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness practices pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barsness's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis sees patients in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Valaitis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Valaitis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish.

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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. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Finlayson has a special interest in ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Finlayson is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at 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, hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. Dr. Nayak accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Nayak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Mini-Maze procedure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,709 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $537 - $610
Dr. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Gong speaks Mandarin. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gong's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Consultation, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Prasad V Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
534 Chestnut Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass spine problems and hip problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gourineni attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. 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. Joseph L Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Lisle, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Before completing his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Daw attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daw include dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Daw's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Daw is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Michael Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gryzlo include sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Gryzlo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gryzlo is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $3,698 - $5,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,122
Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Lindgren is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lindgren honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karol A Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
120 Oakbrook Center; #300
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Karol Gutowski specializes in plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gutowski include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Gutowski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his 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 attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gutowski include: Teacher of the Year Award, University of Minnesota; Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Texas Southwestern; and Top Doctors in Madison. He is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Elias Sebastos Hohlastos, BA, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Elias Hohlastos is an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Hohlastos's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Malformations, Ablation, Spider Veins, Ambulatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean A Salehi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1 Westbrook Corporate Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sean Salehi practices neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salehi include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salehi accepts. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Salehi completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Microsurgery, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Fungal Infection, Microdiscectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Gilbert Domb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
550 West Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Domb is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Domb include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. Patient reviews placed Dr. Domb at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Domb takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $6,186
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $586
Dr. Hythem P Shadid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 W 22nd Street; Suite 212
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Hythem Shadid, who practices in Saint Charles, IL, Oak Brook, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Dr. Shadid's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Shadid is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. Dr. Shadid is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic 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: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck ... (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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