We found 51 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Priority Health near Royal Oak, MI.

Dr. John Daniel Webber, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6001 W Outer Drive; Suite 121
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. John Webber is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Detroit, MI. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Webber's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, obesity, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Webber has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Webber is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Colitis, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Michael Lofman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
640 N Old Woodward Avenue; Suite 203
Birmingham, MI
 

Dr. Andrew Lofman's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lofman at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Lofman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Lofman is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacquelyn Nicole Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
44199 Dequindre Road; Suite 423
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Jacquelyn Rodriguez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Adelard Carron, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Michael Carron practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Rochester, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and dermabrasion. Dr. Carron accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Carron has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Implant Surgery, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $723
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $362
Dr. Avery Amit Arora, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22401 Foster Winter Drive
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Avery Arora practices hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Providence Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Oppat practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Oppat has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, Aneurysm, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. David C Markel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 201
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. David Markel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Markel's areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
22250 Providence Drive; 300
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles is a plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Aviles's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Aviles honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Aviles trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham works as an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higginbotham graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Knee Pain, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Unitis Unitis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 408
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Angela Marras is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Southfield, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marras include labor and delivery (childbirth), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Marras trained at Providence Hospital. Dr. Marras is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinay Kunar Malviya, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive; 3rd Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Vinay Malviya's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Malviya attended medical school at Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Malviya accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malviya (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Malviya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and Garden City Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Jefferey Eric Michaelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Michaelson average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Michaelson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Michaelson is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, foot arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamer Nady Boules, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
26850 Providence Drive; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Tamer Boules specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Boules include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boules obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Stent Placement, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Roderick Claybrooks, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11900 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 206
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Roderick Claybrooks is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spinal pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Claybrooks is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $4,200 - $4,425
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $595 - $609
Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
130 Town Center; Suite 200
Troy, 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. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 530
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Drelichman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drelichman include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Medicare Advantage, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Drelichman completed a residency program at Providence Hospital, Southfield. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal ... (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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