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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Frontera's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, kidney problems, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frontera is 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 practices adult cardiology in Rochester, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Shahbandar is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbandar include heart failure and pacemaker. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health. Dr. Shahbandar graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbandar (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is 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. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
1701 South Boulevard E; Suite 340
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya practices urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Eliya's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. 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 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Dearborn, MI, Rochester, MI, and Macomb, MI. Dr. Sarle's clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He accepts 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. 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 Auburn Hills, MI and Madison Heights, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hares's clinical interests encompass 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 takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hares's medical residency was performed 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
Dr. Benjamin Shian-Ben Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1349 S Rochester Road; Suite 125
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Chen is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Roseville, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Macomb, MI. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He speaks Chinese. His 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)

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

Dr. John Knapp practices general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in mammogram (breast X-ray), ultrasound (sonogram), and endometriosis. Dr. Knapp is affiliated with 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. Knapp honors. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Knapp has received the distinction of 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 S Rochester Road; Suite 125
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Paul Nehra practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Roseville, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Rochester, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nehra include menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. The average patient rating for Dr. Nehra is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nehra takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nehra attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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: 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 specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Suleskey's clinical interests: robotic kidney surgery, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He is professionally 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, 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.