Finding Providers

We found 4 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Elect Choice near Canton, MI.

Dr. Lijia Zhu MSc, FACOG, MD, FRCSC
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
7330 N Canton Center Road; Suite 210
Canton, MI
(734) 306-8233; (734) 454-8001

Dr. Lijia Zhu is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. Dr. Zhu has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zhu include: Oakwood Physicians (OPi) Top Decile Ranking – Patient Satisfaction; Top Performing Physician in 2013; and Member of the Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Zhu is conversant in Chinese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Zhu is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, Normal and high risk pregnancy, Contraception management, Menopause and ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5958 N Canton Center Road; Suite 700
Canton, MI
(734) 254-9500

Dr. Angelo Sorce is a Canton, MI physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sorce's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Dr. Sorce is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
7330 Canton Center Road; Suite 109
Canton, MI
(734) 386-8000

Dr. Roger Toma specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Toma graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Ear, nose and throat robotic surgery

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $690
  • Medicare Cost: $439
No Photo
Specializes in General Surgery
2050 N Haggerty Road; Suite 220
Canton, MI
(734) 446-9757

Dr. Raymond Laird's specialty is general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Laird takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive general, minimally-invasive, natural office, microsurgery and robotic surgery. ... (Read more)


Conditions / Treatments



New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information


Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation




Medical School



Years Since Graduation

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.