We found 10 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Total Health Care near Macomb, MI.

Dr. Valal Koruthu George, MD
Specializes in Urology
11051 Hall Road; Suite 200
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Valal George specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. George's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. George trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. George (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Tamil.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $1,925 - $3,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $183 - $1,923
Dr. Akash Rushikumar Sheth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
50505 Schoenherr Road; Suite 280
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Akash Sheth is a general surgeon in Shelby Township, MI, Utica, MI, and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Dr. Sheth has a special interest in breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheth attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sheth completed a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $832 - $1,109
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $457 - $737
Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17700 23 Mile Road; Suite 250
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Macomb, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drelichman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Medicare Advantage, and more. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Dr. Drelichman attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Drelichman is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Donn Michael Schroder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 306
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Donn Schroder specializes in general surgery and practices in Grosse Pointe, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Macomb, MI. His areas of expertise include stomach surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and thyroid surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Schroder attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Schroder has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Stomach Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

Dr. John Elliott Boccaccio, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 306
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. John Boccaccio practices general surgery in Grosse Pointe, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Macomb, MI. Dr. Boccaccio studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, incisional hernia repair, and breast cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Boccaccio is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Boccaccio's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Luay Sayed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14049 East 13 Mile Road; Suite 1
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Luay Sayed's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is conversant in Arabic. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), heart problems, and angioplasty. Dr. Sayed's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Sayed is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sayed completed residency programs at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sayed accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $840
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $587
Dr. David Ralph Lorelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
45640 Schoenherr
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. David Lorelli specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lorelli include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ultrasound (sonogram), and endovascular surgery. Dr. Lorelli is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas R Hartzell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
46591 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Hartzell works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Macomb, MI. He has indicated that his clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and infertility. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hartzell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Hartzell attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor and Delivery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott M Wilkinson, DO
Specializes in Urology
19991 Hall Road; Suite 201
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Scott Wilkinson sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Macomb, MI, and Warren, MI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Wilkinson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilkinson has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and ultrasound (sonogram). He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $1,925 - $2,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $113 - $204
Dr. Constantine Sam Raphtis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 225
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Constantine Raphtis is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Macomb, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. His clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth), ultrasound (sonogram), and laparoscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Raphtis at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raphtis accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Greek. Dr. Raphtis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

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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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