We found 4 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept Aetna Open Access near Dearborn, MI.

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Specializes in General Surgery
6211 Chase Road
Dearborn, MI

Dr. Kassem Charara is a general surgery specialist in Dearborn, MI. Dr. Charara attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Charara's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,376
  • Medicare Cost: $737
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18101 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 126
Dearborn, MI

Dr. Mohamad Farhat is a general OB/GYN in Dearborn, MI. Dr. Farhat (or staff) speaks Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Farhat is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maine Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Farhat takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: Excellence in Teaching in the Ob/Gyn Clerkship - Tufts University School of Medicine 3rd yr students and Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award - Chief Residents, Tufts Ob/Gyn residency program. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urogynecological Problems

Dr. Bilal Mahmud Kharbutli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 305
Dearborn, MI

Dr. Bilal Kharbutli's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kharbutli is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kharbutli's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Kharbutli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Heartburn, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,052
Dr. Michael Louis Cher, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI

Dr. Michael Cher is an urologist and cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cher include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and polycystic kidney disease. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and McLaren Health Care. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cher takes. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive surgery using a thin, narrow tube called a laparoscope. Usually performed on the abdomen or the pelvic region, the surgeon makes a few very small incisions instead of one large one.

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope, which contains a light and camera that allows the surgeon to see what is happening inside the body. Then tiny tools are placed through the small openings and used to perform the surgery.

The most common laparoscopic surgery is gallbladder removal, but laparoscopic surgery may also be used for the removal of a kidney or appendix, to treat certain cysts and tumors, for bariatric surgery, for some GERD treatments, or for hernia repairs, among others.

Because laparoscopic surgery only uses a few tiny incisions, the scars are minimal and recovery is easier than with open surgery.