We found 9 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE near Rochester, MI.

Dr. Juan Rene Frontera-Castillo, MD
Specializes in Urology
1202 Walton Boulevard; Suite 211
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Juan Frontera practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frontera include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, X-Rays, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Valal Koruthu George, MD
Specializes in Urology
1202 Walton Boulevard; Suite 211
Rochester, 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. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
1701 South Boulevard E; Suite 340
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Eliya trained at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Eliya (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System.

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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. John M Schimpke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
44199 Dequindre Road; Suite 250
Troy, MI
 

Dr. John Schimpke is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schimpke include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Schimpke has an open panel. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Richard Charles Sarle, MD
Specializes in Urology
1202 Walton Boulevard; Suite 211
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Richard Sarle is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Sarle has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Sarle is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Ureter Problems, Kidney ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,829
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. Dr. Chen's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. John Knapp's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Knapp has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Knapp include mammogram (breast X-ray), ultrasound (sonogram), and endometriosis. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Knapp has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Nehra include menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Nehra has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Nehra's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Macomb, MI, Warren, MI, and Royal Oak, MI, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Suleskey 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 is affiliated with 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, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (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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