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We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Molina Healthcare near Trenton, MI.

Dr. Bilal Mahmud Kharbutli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2333 Biddle Avenue; Suite C
Wyandotte, MI
 

Dr. Bilal Kharbutli works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Kharbutli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kharbutli's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and heartburn. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Kharbutli honors Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Heartburn, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,052
Dr. Akhtar Husain, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
14720 King Road; Suite B
Riverview, MI
 

Dr. Akhtar Husain's area of specialization is general surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Husain at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Husain (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Husain's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Henry Ford Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Fadi Fouad Baidoun, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2333 Biddle Avenue; Suite C
Wyandotte, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Baidoun is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Dearborn, MI and Wyandotte, MI. He speaks Arabic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baidoun include breast cancer surgery, colon surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Baidoun is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn, and Henry Ford Health System. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Baidoun attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Baidoun highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Colon Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 108
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $539 - $1,497
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
19135 Allen Road; Suite 100
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. George Nahhas practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nahhas graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nahhas completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise consist of spider veins and ambulatory phlebectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Nahhas average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nahhas takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Garden City Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, Ultrasound

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $840
  • Medicare Cost: $551
Dr. Lascelles Pinnock, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
22255 Greenfield; Suite 200
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Detroit, MI, Allen Park, MI, and Southfield, MI. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, bell's palsy, and neck reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pinnock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Pinnock has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $736
  • Medicare Cost: $394
Dr. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
19725 Allen Road; Suite 100
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chattahi studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hamid Sattar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19727 Allen Road; Suite 11
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. Hamid Sattar is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Sattar accepts Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sattar attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Ibrahim Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19727 Allen Road; Suite 11
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. Tahir Mohamed is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Brownstown, MI. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Dr. Mohamed accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mohamed speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Mohammad Fayez Khalil
Specializes in Wound Care, Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
1628 Ford Avenue
Wyandotte, MI
 

Dr. Mohammad Khalil is a reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgeon and wound care specialist. He trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Khalil's clinical interests: bone pain, arthroscopic surgery, and foot reconstruction. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalil is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bone Pain, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
5400 Fort Street; Suite 200
Trenton, MI
 

Dr. Cristen Laird's medical specialty is general surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Laird is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Skin Issues, Lower Endoscopy, Colon Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Salvatore John Finazzo, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
1651 Kingsway Court; Suite A
Trenton, MI
 

Dr. Salvatore Finazzo is an obstetrician. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Finazzo's training includes a residency program at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. Clinical interests for Dr. Finazzo include atrophic vaginitis, genital warts, and contraception (birth control). Patients gave Dr. Finazzo an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finazzo takes. He speaks Italian. Dr. Finazzo is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Chlamydia, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Janelle M Mehall, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1651 Kingsway Court; Suite A
Trenton, MI
 

Dr. Janelle Mehall's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Mehall's areas of expertise include the following: atrophic vaginitis, genital warts, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn and Henry Ford Health System. She is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Chlamydia, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
5400 Fort Street; Suite #150
Trenton, MI
 

Dr. Timothy Burandt practices general surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. Dr. Burandt's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
5400 Fort Street; Suite 150
Trenton, MI
 

Dr. Raymond Laird's area of specialization is general surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Laird is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Microsurgery, Gastroparesis, Anorectal Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Esophageal Tumor, ... (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.