General Surgery Specialist

Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS -  - Board Certified General Surgeon

Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS

Board Certified General Surgeon & Aesthetics located in West Bloomfield Township, MI

As a board certified general and trauma surgeon, Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, is highly experienced in a variety of cutting-edge surgical procedures, including robotic surgery. Dr. Seman and her staff at her West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, surgical practice offer comprehensive surgical care to ensure you heal fully from your condition with minimal scarring or pain. Find out more about the surgical options available by calling Dr. Seman’s office directly or using the convenient online booking feature.

General Surgery Q&A

What surgery options are available?

Dr. Seman is highly experienced and frequently performs multiple types of surgeries, including laparoscopic and robotic techniques, to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Wounds
  • Colon cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gallbladder disorders

Dr. Seman also specializes in various types of hernias, including umbilical, ventral, and inguinal hernias.

For all surgery consultations, Dr. Seman meets with you in her comfortable office. She performs the surgeries at one of her affiliated hospitals in Detroit, including Sinai Grace, St. John’s Providence, Providence Park Hospital, and Huron Valley Hospital.

What is robotic surgery?

Dr. Seman uses the cutting edge da Vinci® robotic surgical technology to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries. Robotic surgery allows Dr. Seman to perform complex operations using only tiny incisions.

The technology involves the use of specialized surgical instruments featuring a small camera Dr. Seman inserts into the small incisions near the treatment area. Using computer-assisted technology, she controls the robotic surgical instruments with high precision using an external computer monitor, which provides a 3D high-definition view of the surgical area.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Because Dr. Seman only needs to make small incisions to access the surgical site, you can expect to heal faster than you would with traditional surgery. You should also have less pain than you might with larger incisions.

Other benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Reduced risk of infection

Another advantage of robotic surgery over traditional open surgery is the reduced risk of scarring after the incision heals.

What can I expect following surgery?

After surgery, you’re allowed to recover from anesthesia before being moved into a hospital room to heal. Dr. Seman and her staff continue to monitor your vital signs and clean the surgical incisions and bandages regularly.

Depending on the nature of your surgery, you may stay in the hospital for several days until you can go home to recover. Dr. Seman provides comprehensive after-care instructions to promote healing. She may suggest certain exercises to build your strength and help you retain flexibility in the treatment area.

You need follow-up appointments for Dr. Seman to check your incisions and ensure you’re on the road to fully healing from your surgery.

Learn more about the available surgical treatment options for a variety of conditions by calling the West Bloomfield Township office or using the online booking feature.