Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Dr. Hinshaw, Dr. Albaran, Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Kolbe,¬† Dr. Johnson, and Dr. Acho work closely with your referring doctor to ensure you get the right treatment. We will also take all the time necessary to get to know you, to find out what’s important in your life, and to answer all your questions about your condition and your procedure. In short, our goal is the same as yours: to help you return to your life and your family.

At Rochester General Surgery, we treat all of our patients using both minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques. Here are some of the procedures at Rochester General Surgery that Dr. Hinshaw, Dr. Albaran, Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Kolbe, Dr. Johnson, and Dr. Acho perform:

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Breast Health for Women

Robotic surgery is the latest innovation in general surgery. This technology allows us to perform more complicated operations with a minimally invasive approach. As a result, patients often have less pain and faster postoperative recovery. Our surgeons perform hernia repair, gallbladder removal, stomach, and colon surgeries with a robotic approach. Many robotic operations can be performed on an outpatient basis. When outpatient surgery is not an option, robotic surgery helps shorten the duration of hospitalization after surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery is another minimally invasive surgery technique. This approach also allows us to perform more complicated operations through small incisions. Gallbladder and appendix removal are two common operations that our surgeons perform through a laparoscopic approach.

Critical care medicine is an increasingly important medical specialty that requires additional fellowship training and board certification. Intensivist physicians are certified to manage the care of acutely ill patients in the intensive care unit. Dr. Nina Kolbe is board certified in Critical Care Medicine.

Breast health is a major concern for women today. Our surgeons provide compassionate care and exceptional expertise using state-of-the-art training and skills to treat the full spectrum of breast disease and cancer. They provide everything from sentinel lymph node biopsy and lumpectomy to total or partial mastectomy procedures.


When surgery is the right option for your best health, our surgeons will operate using minimally invasive techniques when appropriate. Our skilled and experienced surgeons provide a wide range of surgical treatment including emergency procedures, lumps and bumps, and cancer surgery.

Here are some of the procedures we perform and conditions we treat using minimally invasive and traditional techniques:

  • ¬†Robotic surgery

  • Laparoscopic surgery

  • Hernia repair

  • Gallbladder, pancreatic,
    and biliary surgery

  • Appendix surgery

  • Stomach and small intestine surgery

  • Colon, colostomy, and rectal surgery

  • Hemorrhoid surgery

  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

  • Adrenal gland surgery

  • Breast disease and cancer surgery

  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy

  • Skin lesion and soft tissue mass removal

  • Mediport and vascular access surgery

  • Trauma and emergency surgery

  • Weight Loss Surgery

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Surgery

  • Stomach and Esophageal Surgery

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All of our highly-trained specialists, Dr. Keith A. Hinshaw, Dr. Renato G. Albaran, Dr. Daniel M. Sullivan, Dr. Nina M. Kolbe, Dr. Benjamin W. Johnson, and Dr. Robert J. Acho will use their combined knowledge and experience to give you state-of-the-art treatments and compassionate care. Feel confident in choosing Rochester General Surgery, because each of our specialists provide university level care with more than 70 years of combined experience.

Click on any of our Doctors to learn more about them.

Dr. Keith A. Hinshaw

Dr. Renato G. Albaran

Dr. Daniel M. Sullivan

Dr. Nina M. Kolbe

Dr. Benjamin W. Johnson

Dr. Robert J. Acho


If you would like more information about Rochester General Surgery, please call our offices at the number to the right, or simply email us at the email address below and we will follow up with you directly. Any information that you submit through our website will be held in the strictest confidence.

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Barclay Medical Plaza
75 Barclay Circle, Suite 200
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

(248) 853-9177
Fax: (248) 853-7258

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