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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Frontera attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, kidney problems, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Frontera takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Rochester, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbandar (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbandar include heart failure and pacemaker. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Shahbandar attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Caritas Carney Hospital for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health.

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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. 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. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya 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. 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). After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Sarle's areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarle honors. Dr. Sarle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,829
Dr. Mustafa Abdul-Karim Hares, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3100 Cross Creek Parkway; Suite 160
Auburn Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mustafa Hares practices general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Hares include obesity, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Hares's professional affiliations include Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hares completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Doctors' Hospital of Michigan, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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

Dr. Benjamin Chen's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen's areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Chen speaks Chinese.

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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 South Rochester Road; Suite 125
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. John Knapp's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Knapp include mammogram (breast X-ray), ultrasound (sonogram), and endometriosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Knapp studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Knapp trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 S Rochester Road; Suite 125
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Paul Nehra is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Nehra average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Nehra is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Nehra has received the distinction of 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, who practices in Macomb, MI, Warren, MI, and Royal Oak, MI, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. His clinical interests include robotic kidney surgery, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Suleskey honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His 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.