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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. George include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney problems. Dr. George is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. George trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. George (or staff) speaks 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

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,925 - $3,800
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $1,923
Dr. Akash Rushikumar Sheth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
50505 Schoenherr Road; Suite 280
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Akash Sheth works as a general surgeon. Dr. Sheth attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sheth trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. His areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Sheth speaks Gujarati. Dr. Sheth is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $832 - $1,109
  • Medicare Cost: $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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Macomb, MI. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. These areas are among Dr. Drelichman's clinical interests: cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital, Southfield for his residency. Dr. Drelichman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and Medicare Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drelichman takes.

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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 is a general surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Schroder's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Before performing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Schroder attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. John Elliott Boccaccio, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 306
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. John Boccaccio is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Grosse Pointe, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Macomb, MI. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boccaccio include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, incisional hernia repair, and breast cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Sayed is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Sayed is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $840
  • Medicare Cost: $587
Dr. David Ralph Lorelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
45640 Schoenherr
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. David Lorelli's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lorelli include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and ultrasound (sonogram). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lorelli honors. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of clinical interest consist of labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and infertility. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartzell graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wilkinson graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ultrasound (sonogram), and robotic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Wilkinson is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,925 - $2,100
  • Medicare Cost: $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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Macomb, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raphtis's areas of expertise include labor and delivery (childbirth), ultrasound (sonogram), and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Raphtis attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is affiliated with 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.