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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Johnston's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Markel's areas of expertise consist of knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markel takes. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Farjo include hip arthroscopy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. Dr. Farjo honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Farjo attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Farjo speaks Hmong. He is affiliated with 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. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham sees patients in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is 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. Jefferey Eric Michaelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Michaelson include knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Michaelson is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michaelson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Amir Damadi practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. In his practice, Dr. Damadi focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Sparrow Hospital for his residency. He speaks Persian. Dr. Damadi is professionally 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, who practices in Genoa; Brighton, MI and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include revision knee arthroplasty, holistic medicine, and osteoporosis. Dr. Loniewski honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Botsford Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Loniewski is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Advanced Orthopedics (Plano, TX), and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Michael Rebock's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Rebock is especially interested in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and breast issues. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rebock trained at Botsford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
Dr. Joseph Morgan Seymour, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2305 Genoa Business Park Drive; Suite 160
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Seymour practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Seymour's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hearing test, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Seymour honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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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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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.