General Surgery Procedures

Serving Novi, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Surrounding Areas

Dr. Kolachalam is a proven professional of robotic surgery, having performed over 500 successful da Vinci robotic surgery cases. You will need to make an appointment for a consultation so you can ask as many questions as you need. The following links to the various procedures are meant for your learning and engagement. We want you to be comfortable to ask questions, so gather as many questions as possible, make a list and bring it to your consultation appointment.

Below is a list of various procedures Dr. Kolachalam performs, when you click on any procedure you will be redirected to the page dedicated for that procedure for an in-depth explanation. These may serve as a helpful guide prior to your appointments and/or surgery.

Dr. Kolachalam is now proud to offer virtual visits as well as in-office appointments for your convenience.

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What We Do

Lumps & Bumps

The entire body has the ability to develop various lumps and bumps either under the skin or on the skin. Learn more about your treatment options for lumps and bumps.

  • Moles
  • Cysts
  • Breast
  • Lipomas
  • Skin Tags
  • Hemangiomas
  • Swollen Lymph Glands

Biopsy Procedures

A biopsy is a small sample of tissue that is removed from an individual’s body for further testing. This tissue is often examined to determine if any abnormalities are present, such as cancerous cells.

Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine Surgery is the discipline of surgical management of endocrine disorders including the understanding of the disease process, technical mastery, and comprehensive care of surgical endocrine disease of the neck and abdomen. Learn more about endocrine surgery. 

Abdominal Surgery

Abdominal Surgery is defined as surgery pertaining to the contents of the abdominal cavity its walls and orifices. Learn more about the conditions that abdominal surgery is used to treat today. 

Surgical Techniques

Laparoscopic Surgery

This technique is also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery. This technique is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) as opposed to the larger incisions needed in laparotomy.

Keyhole surgery makes use of images displayed on TV monitors to magnify the surgical elements.

Laparoscopic surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities, whereas keyhole surgery performed on the thoracic or chest cavity is called thoracoscopic surgery.

Advantages of laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure?

These include reduced pain due to smaller incisions and hemorrhaging, and shorter recovery time. An open procedure needs larger openings, sometimes 3-6 inches. There may also be scar tissue because of these larger openings.

da Vinci® Surgery

A state-of-the-art option used in many surgeries today is minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery.

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables Dr. Kolachalam to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity, and control.

Minimally invasive da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. da Vinci is beneficial for performing routine and complex surgery. Dr. Kolachalam is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

Dr. Kolachalam suggests clicking on the following link for more information about the da Vinci surgery:


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