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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. George completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney problems. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. George takes. Dr. George (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Tamil. He is affiliated with 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, 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. Dharti Sheth Zelmanski, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
50505 Schoenherr Road; Suite 280
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Dharti Sheth is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Sheth (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheth include breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Akash Sheth's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Sheth's clinical interests include breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Sheth attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He 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. 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. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. Dr. Lorelli's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and ultrasound (sonogram). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Donn Michael Schroder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 306
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Donn Schroder's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include stomach surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and thyroid surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schroder accepts. Dr. Schroder is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Schroder's medical residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is 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)

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's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, incisional hernia repair, and breast cancer. Dr. Boccaccio is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boccaccio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sayed include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sayed speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include 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. Thomas R Hartzell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
46591 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Hartzell is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Macomb, MI. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hartzell trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. These areas are among Dr. Hartzell's clinical interests: labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and infertility. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 is an urologist. In his practice, Dr. Wilkinson focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ultrasound (sonogram), and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Wilkinson attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Wilkinson an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilkinson honors.

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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 works as a general OB/GYN in Macomb, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. In Dr. Raphtis's practice, he is particularly interested in labor and delivery (childbirth), ultrasound (sonogram), and laparoscopic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Raphtis 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.