Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery

Allied Physicians of Michiana’s Surgeons and Physicians are trained in groundbreaking and advanced technologies for the optimal care of our patients.  In many cases our providers perform procedures and surgeries in our offices, at surgical centers or at local hospitals, by using minimally invasive techniques.  These techniques involve smaller incisions than open surgery and sometimes no incision at all.  Some procedures use laparoscopic or robotic technology in order to achieve even greater degrees of precision for delicate procedures.   The results often offer significant advantages including:

  • faster recovery
  • reduced scarring and injury to tissues
  • less discomfort
  • fewer complications (less infections, less blood loss, etc.)
  • outpatient procedures or shorter hospital stays
  • potential quicker return to work

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that requires a procedure or surgery, our surgeons and physicians will help determine if a minimally invasive procedure is right for you. We are committed to informing you of all of your surgery options, and helping you understand the benefits and risks of each.

Please inquire about the availability of minimally invasive services by calling our practices directly.

Providers with an * after their name below are specially trained in DaVinci robotic surgery as well as other minimally invasive techniques.


Allied Bone and Joint
Thomas Akre, DO

Allied ENT Specialty Center
Maher Abu-Hamdan, MD
Jon B. Chadwell, MD
Michael Pfeiffer, DO

General & Vascular Surgery
Luis A. Benavente, MD, FACS *
Edward Delle Donne, MD, FACS, FASCRS *
Timothy W. Noveroske, MD, FACS *
Michael C. Rotkis, MD, FACS

Michiana Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jessica M. Basham, MD
Allen R. Clark, MD, FACOG *
Daniel Czarnecki, MD *
Dayna Cox, MD *
Thalia R. Pachiyannakis, MD
Rajendra Shah, MD, FACOG *
Sloan Shah, MD, FACOG *

ObGyn Associates of Northern Indiana
Sara Baumgartner, MD
Tracy Byrne, MD, FACOG
Leonard R. Ferguson, MD, FACOG *
Melanie Goldschmidt, DO *
Erin Krizman, MD
Kelly W. McGuire, MD, FACOG
Zhiquan Zhao, MD, FACOG *

Urology Associates of South Bend
Scott A. Blickensderfer, DO, FACOS *
Kathleen M. Delnay, MD *
John A. Hudak, MD