We found 92 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept First Health near Westmont, IL.

Dr. William John Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, sports health, and rehabilitation. Dr. Hopkinson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. Dr. Hopkinson has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) speaks Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Valaitis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Valaitis has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. She 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: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffery A Senall, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jeffery Senall's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Senall's areas of expertise include knee problems, hammer toe, and sports health. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Senall's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Senall is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth is a Lombard, IL physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roth completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Roth has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong is a pediatric urology specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and New Lenox, IL. In his practice, Dr. Gong focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Gong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Michael S Pinzur, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Michael Pinzur's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pinzur's areas of clinical interest consist of amputation, diabetic foot ulcers, and ankle problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Pinzur attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Pinzur completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Amputation, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Arthritis, Foot ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prasad Gourineni's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Gourineni attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Gourineni include spine problems and hip problems. Dr. Gourineni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gourineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Gourineni is accepting new patients.

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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. Richard Lawrence Makowiec, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Richard Makowiec works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Makowiec's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Makowiec honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph L Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Lisle, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Dr. Daw's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Daw completed his residency training at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift, endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. William R Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sterba's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Sterba attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Jerome L Kolavo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Kolavo practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Dekalb, IL, Naperville, IL, and Warrenville, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has a special interest in spine reconstruction, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Kolavo a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolavo honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kolavo's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. David K Chang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. David Chang is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Warrenville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chang's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lindgren include hydronephrosis and da vinci surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Lindgren is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Thomas W Kiesler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Kiesler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Warrenville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kiesler's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Kiesler completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. David M Mochel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David Mochel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mochel include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mochel graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Gilbert Domb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1010 Executive Drive; Suite 250
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Domb is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Domb speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Domb has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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  • Charge (avg.): $6,186
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $586

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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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