Minimally Invasive Surgery Center
Combining advantages over many traditional surgical procedures, minimally invasive surgery can offer tiny incisions (no bigger than a grain of rice), less pain (and need for pain medication), shorter hospital stays (usually up and around the same day), lower risk of complications (including pneumonia and wound infections), less blood loss (and need for transfusions), only small marks left barely visible (often, just a band aid is needed) and quicker return to daily activities and work (saving vacation days and financial losses).
St. John doctors have performed among the most minimally invasive surgeries of any hospital in the state for more than a decade. Surgeons at St. John Hospital made history by performing Michigan's first laparoscopic minimally invasive removal of the gallbladder. The physicians have expanded their commitment to these and other techniques by not only offering them to patients, but teaching them to other surgeons from nearly every other metro area hospital, as well.
Abdelkader Hawasli, MD, FACS
Director of Laparoscopic Surgery &
Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, St. John Hospital
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Procedures & Physicians
The simplified surgeries performed at the center cover procedures in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac, Neuro (spine), Orthopedic, Transplant, adult and pediatric Urology, and Vascular specialty areas.
- Mitral valve replacement
- Atrial-septal repair
- Tricusped valve repair
- Lung surgery
- Aortic aneurysm stent placement
- Stent of peripheral vessels
- Lap band surgery for obesity
- Gallbladder removal
- Repair of groin hernia
- Repair of hiatal hernia
- Surgery for heartburn (GERD)
Removal of the adrenal gland
- Removal of the spleen
Resection of colon
- Radio frequency ablation of liver tumors
- Partial knee replacement
- Mini-incision hip replacement
- Repair of knee ligament (ACL)
- Shoulder arthroscopy & repair of rotator cuff
- Endoscopic repair of carpel tunnel
- Arthroscopy of knee, elbow, wrist and ankle
- Prostate removal
Pediatric urology for undescended testicle
Micro disc surgery
Intradiscal therapy (IDET) for back pain
Percutaneous stabilization of collapsed vertebrae
Percutaneous lumbar fusion
You have a choice
If you need surgery, choose minimally invasive. . . and choose the leaders.
Since 1989 St. John specialists have been pioneering minimally invasive surgery. For a referral to one of St. John’s Minimally Invasive Surgery experts, ask your doctor to refer you or call our surgical coordinator at 1-888-4SJ-MISC (1-888-475-6472)
St. John Minimally Invasive Surgery Center
22151 Moross Road,
Professional Building 1, Suite G-30
Detroit, MI 48236
Call 1-888-4SJ-MISC (1-888-475-6472)
From I-94, take Moross Road exit 224A, go east on Moross about 3/4 of a mile. St. John Hospital and Medical Center is on the left. Turn left into the driveway between Professional Building One and Professional Building Two. Proceed straight ahead to the East parking deck. Enter hospital through the NorthEast entrance of Professional Building One. The St. John Minimally Invasive Surgery Center is located in Suite G-30.
Additionally, there is valet parking available at the East entrance of Professional Building One.