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Dr. Christina Mubarak Shanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
5635 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Christina Shanti, who practices in Detroit, MI, Flint, MI, and Troy, MI, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Shanti attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shanti include cancer surgery, burn surgery, and breast surgery. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Shanti is conversant in Arabic. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Hurley Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera practices thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Alvelo-Rivera average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and esophageal motility disorders. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alvelo-Rivera is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), VATS segmentectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Tracheal Reconstruction, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $473
  • Medicare Cost: $249
Dr. Matthew Jeremy Weiner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5839 West Maple Road; Suite 100
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Weiner specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in West Bloomfield, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer screening, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Weiner is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Weiner is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Colitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,909
  • Medicare Cost: $1,937
Dr. Sandeep Sood, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
29120 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Sandeep Sood is a medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. These areas are among Dr. Sood's clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, pituitary tumor, and epilepsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Children's Hospital of Michigan. The average patient rating for Dr. Sood is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sood honors 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, Neurosurgical Procedures, Hydrocephalus, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Hendrick practices bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hendrick include colonoscopy, endocrine surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Hendrick is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. William Johnston is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Johnston's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Abhinav Raina, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
47601 Grand River; Suite C200
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Abhinav Raina's specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Raina an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart problems, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and pacemaker. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raina honors. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Moti Lal Nehru Medical College and residency at Nassau University Medical Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to English, Dr. Raina (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $701 - $759
  • Medicare Cost: $545 - $574
Dr. Avery Amit Arora, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37650 Professional Center Drive
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Avery Arora works as a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Arora is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michelle Hardaway's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; she sees patients in Farmington, MI. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hardaway is rated highly by her patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hardaway honors. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Hardaway's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Francesca Nesi-Eloff is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist in Southfield, MI, Monroe, MI, and Flint, MI. Her clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Nesi-Eloff takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Beaumont Hospitals for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Hurley Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $730
Dr. Murali Guthikonda, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
44000 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 201
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Murali Guthikonda's specialty is neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Guthikonda (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include disc problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Guthikonda is affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. After completing medical school at Guntur Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. On average, patients gave Dr. Guthikonda a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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, Spine Reconstruction, Endoscopic Surgery, Back Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
6900 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 2000
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya practices urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Eliya's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Eliya (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney Cancer, ... (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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Rohde attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Rohde average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
6900 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 211
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sircus's professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sircus takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,925
  • Medicare Cost: $203
Dr. Christian Eugenio Machado, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
47601 Grand River; Suite C202
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Christian Machado is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Machado average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Machado accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $660 - $1,299
  • Medicare Cost: $483 - $1,006
Dr. Jeremiah Whittington, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 270
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Jeremiah Whittington is a general OB/GYN. Clinical interests for Dr. Whittington include labor and delivery (childbirth), essure, and fibroids. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Dr. Whittington is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Essure, Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Problems, Gynecological ... (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.