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

Dr. Benjamin S Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1349 South Rochester Road; Suite 125
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Chen specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include pelvic reconstructive surgery, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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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)

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

Dr. Fadi Eliya is an urologist in Saint Clair Shores, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Livonia, MI. These areas are among Dr. Eliya's clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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

Dr. Jon Suleskey, who practices in Macomb, MI, Warren, MI, and Rochester, MI, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Suleskey graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. His areas of expertise include robotic kidney surgery, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suleskey's professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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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, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Knapp practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Roseville, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Clinton Township, MI. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Knapp completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include the following: mammogram (breast X-ray), ultrasound (sonogram), and endometriosis. Dr. Knapp has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knapp honors. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

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

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

Dr. Paul Nehra works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Roseville, MI, Rochester, MI, and Macomb, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nehra include menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Nehra's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

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