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We found 9 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Alliance Plan near Brighton, MI.

Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
12660 Ten Mile Road
South Lyon, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David C Markel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. David Markel, who practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Markel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Markel speaks French. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Laith Anastas Farjo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2305 Genoa Business Park Drive; Suite 170
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Laith Farjo's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brighton, MI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farjo include hip arthroscopy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. Dr. Farjo is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Farjo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Hmong. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Advanced Orthopedics (Plano, TX), and St. John Providence Health System.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $196 - $1,194
Dr. Jefferey Eric Michaelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. Dr. Michaelson's clinical interests include knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Michaelson's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham is an orthopedic surgeon in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Knee Pain, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Ali Damadi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2305 Genoa Business Park Drive; Suite 120
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Amir Damadi is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Damadi trained at Sparrow Hospital. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Damadi is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, X-Rays

Dr. Edward Gerard Loniewski, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2305 Genoa Business Park Drive; Suite 170
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Edward Loniewski's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loniewski include revision knee arthroplasty, holistic medicine, and osteoporosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Advanced Orthopedics (Plano, TX), and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Loniewski honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Loniewski is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Shoulder Reconstruction, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,250 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $601 - $625
Dr. Joseph Morgan Seymour, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2305 Genoa Business Park Drive; Suite 160
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Seymour is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hearing test, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Seymour's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seymour accepts. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hearing Test, Thyroid Surgery, Septoplasty, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
10415 Grand River Avenue; Suite 100
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Michael Rebock sees patients in Farmington, MI and Brighton, MI. His medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rebock include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and breast issues. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rebock takes. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Botsford Hospital for his residency. Dr. Rebock is professionally affiliated with Botsford Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Breast Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $737

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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.