We found 126 providers matching minimally invasive surgery near Farmington, MI.

Dr. Miguel Fernando Alvelo Rivera, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6777 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Detroit, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Alvelo-Rivera is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System and Detroit VA Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Alvelo-Rivera trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $473
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $249
Dr. Matthew Jeremy Weiner, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5839 West Maple Road; Suite 100
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Weiner practices bariatric surgery. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Weiner include esophageal cancer, obesity, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Patient ratings for Dr. Weiner average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Weiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Colitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,909
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,937
Dr. Sandeep Sood, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
29120 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Sandeep Sood's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sood's clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, pituitary tumor, and epilepsy. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Sood's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Neurosurgery, Hydrocephalus, Spine Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Robert Hendrick, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
29080 Inkster Road; Suite 250
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Steven Hendrick is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Hendrick a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of colonoscopy, endocrine surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hendrick studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Michelle Yvette Hardaway, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
27920 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michelle Hardaway is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. She works in Farmington, MI. On average, patients gave Dr. Hardaway a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Hardaway attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Michael Lofman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
640 North Old Woodward
Farmington, MI
 

Dr. Andrew Lofman works as a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Lofman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lofman is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Lofman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Lofman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
25500 Meadowbrook; Suite 225
Novi, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston sees patients in Novi, MI, Livonia, MI, and Howell, MI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnston include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston honors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giancarlo Fiorindo Zuliani, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 111
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zuliani completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuliani include rosacea, dermabrasion, and acne. Dr. Zuliani's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Zuliani (or staff) speaks French and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Adelard Carron, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 111
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Carron is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Rochester, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Carron's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Carron attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Implant Surgery, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $723
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $362
Dr. Avery Amit Arora, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37650 Professional Center Drive
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Avery Arora is a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and orthopedist. Dr. Arora is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital. Dr. Arora accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Arora completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Francesca Daniella Nesi-Eloff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 324
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Francesca Nesi-Eloff's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, CO2 laser treatment, and birthmark removal. Dr. Nesi-Eloff takes Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nesi-Eloff is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Hurley Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser Resurfacing, Birthmark ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $730
Dr. Elan Reisin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
42450 West 12 Mile Road; First Floor
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Elan Reisin is a plastic surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Reisin attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Reisin's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reisin include: Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Doc #1; Consultant to the National Institute of Medicine; and National Academy of Plastic Surgery Award of Honor/Lifetime Laureate. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Reisin's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Dr. Murali Guthikonda, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
44000 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 201
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Murali Guthikonda is a specialist in neurosurgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Guthikonda (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Guntur Medical College and performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Dr. Guthikonda has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Spine Reconstruction, Endoscopic Surgery, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vigen B Darian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Otolaryngology
39450 W 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Vigen Darian's specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in West Bloomfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Novi, MI. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darian include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Darian is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Samantha Rohde, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
33200 West Fourteen Mile Road; Suite 220
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Rachel Rohde sees patients in Southfield, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Royal Oak, MI. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rohde's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Mune Gowda, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3270 West Big Beaver; Suite# 415
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Mune Gowda practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Gowda trained at Mount Carmel Health System and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gowda include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Gowda has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Beaumont Employee Health Plan, AARP, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gowda takes. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (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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