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

Dr. Lijia Zhu is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Zhu highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Zhu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and residency 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. Dr. Zhu speaks Chinese.

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

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

Dr. Angelo Sorce specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sorce's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Sorce accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Roger Toma is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Toma is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $690
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $439

Specializes in General Surgery
2050 N Haggerty Road; Suite 220
Canton, MI

Dr. Raymond Laird is a general surgery specialist in Trenton, MI and Canton, MI. Dr. Laird's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.
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