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

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

Dr. Lijia Zhu, who practices in Canton, MI, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhu takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Zhu attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school. 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 speaks Chinese. Dr. Zhu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. She is accepting new patients.

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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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Canton, MI. Dr. Sorce's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Sorce attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies for residency.

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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 a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Dearborn, MI and Canton, MI. Dr. Toma is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Cofinity.

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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, who practices in Trenton, MI and Canton, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Laird graduated from 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.