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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HAP St. John near Rochester, MI.

Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
1701 South Boulevard E; Suite 340
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya is an urologist in Livonia, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eliya takes. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Benjamin Shian-Ben Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1349 South Rochester Road; Suite 125
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Chen's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include pelvic reconstructive surgery, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Chen is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Labor and Delivery, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1349 S Rochester Road; Suite 125
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. John Knapp's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Knapp has indicated that his clinical interests include mammogram (breast X-ray), ultrasound (sonogram), and endometriosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Knapp's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Metabolism, Ultrasound, Mammogram, Bone Problems, Da Vinci Surgery, Endometriosis

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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1349 South Rochester Road; Suite 125
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Paul Nehra is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Nehra include menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nehra honors. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Metabolism, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon Francis Suleskey, DO
Specializes in Urology
3512 Primrose Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Jon Suleskey is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Macomb, MI, Warren, MI, and Royal Oak, MI. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: robotic kidney surgery, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Suleskey is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Suleskey's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,321
  • Medicare Cost: $110

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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.