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

Dr. Akash Rushikumar Sheth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
50505 Schoenherr Road; Suite 280
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Akash Sheth practices general surgery. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Sheth's areas of expertise consist of 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 graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Sheth accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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. David R Lorelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
45640 Schoenherr
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. David Lorelli is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Lorelli's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ultrasound (sonogram), and endovascular surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Lorelli's 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, endovascular surgery

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

Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17700 23 Mile Road; Suite 250
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Drelichman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drelichman include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Medicare Advantage, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Drelichman completed a residency program at Providence Hospital, Southfield. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. John Boccaccio's specialty is general surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, incisional hernia repair, and breast cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Boccaccio is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boccaccio takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit's residency program. 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. Valal K George, MD
Specializes in Urology
11051 Hall Road; Suite 200
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Valal George's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. George (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Tamil. Dr. George's areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Ultrasound, Vasectomy, Pelvic Pain, ... (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. Scott M Wilkinson, DO
Specializes in Urology
19991 Hall Road; Suite 201
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Scott Wilkinson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and ultrasound (sonogram). Patient ratings for Dr. Wilkinson average 5.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilkinson honors. Dr. Wilkinson 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound

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' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Raphtis's areas of expertise include labor and delivery (childbirth), ultrasound (sonogram), and laparoscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raphtis is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Greek. He 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: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

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

Dr. Donn Schroder's specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include stomach surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and thyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Schroder completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Schroder is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, ... (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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Shelby Township, MI, Utica, MI, and Warren, MI. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sayed include stent placement (stenting), heart problems, and angioplasty. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Sayed is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Pacemaker, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $840
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $587
Dr. Thomas R Hartzell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
46591 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Hartzell specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Macomb, MI. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hartzell completed a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Hartzell has a special interest in labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and infertility. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include 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)

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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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