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We found 10 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). His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, kidney problems, and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Frontera takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Frontera is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Urinary Tract Problems, Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,925
  • Medicare Cost: $164
Dr. Ahmad Bahjat Shahbandar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1349 S Rochester Road; Suite 105
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Ahmad Shahbandar's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure and pacemaker. Dr. Shahbandar's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahbandar honors. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Shahbandar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Shahbandar is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Heart Failure

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $600 - $1,414
  • Medicare Cost: $241 - $935
Dr. Valal Koruthu George, MD
Specializes in Urology
1202 Walton Boulevard; Suite 211
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Valal George's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. George (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Tamil. His clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney problems. Dr. George is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He takes 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, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,925 - $3,800
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $1,923
Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
1701 South Boulevard E; Suite 340
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya works as an urologist in Livonia, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. Dr. Eliya (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Eliya completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eliya honors.

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

Dr. Richard Sarle's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sarle completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Chen an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pelvic reconstructive surgery, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Chinese. His professional 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)

Dr. Mustafa Abdul-Karim Hares, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3100 Cross Creek Parkway; Suite 160
Auburn Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mustafa Hares' medical specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hares's practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Doctors' Hospital of Michigan, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. In addition to English, Dr. Hares speaks Arabic.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Loss, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,240
  • Medicare Cost: $1,072
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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Knapp's areas of expertise include the following: mammogram (breast X-ray), ultrasound (sonogram), and endometriosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Paul Nehra is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise 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. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nehra completed a residency program 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: 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests 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 studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Suleskey trained at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. His professional 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.