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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7330 N Canton Center Road; Suite 210
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Lijia Zhu is a general OB/GYN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zhu include minimally invasive surgery, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zhu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Zhu completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. She has received the following distinctions: Oakwood Physicians (OPi) Top Decile Ranking – Patient Satisfaction; Top Performing Physician in 2013; and Member of the Leading Physicians of the World. She is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Zhu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5958 N Canton Center Road; Suite 700
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Angelo Sorce is an orthopedic surgeon in Canton, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sorce include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Sorce is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a graduate of Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies' residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
7330 Canton Center Road; Suite 109
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Roger Toma is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Dearborn, MI and Canton, MI. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Toma is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Toma completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Toma is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $690
  • Medicare Cost: $439
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Specializes in General Surgery
2050 N Haggerty Road; Suite 220
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Raymond Laird's area of specialization is general surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Laird is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Microsurgery, Gastroparesis, Anorectal Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Esophageal Tumor, ... (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.