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We found 18 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Aventura, FL.

Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 490
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt practices hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schnitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Schnitt is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Schnitt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. David Noel Bimston, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 200
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Bimston's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Bimston focuses on endocrine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington University School High Honors and Dean's List.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Surgery

Dr. Juan Dario Arenas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 550
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Juan Arenas is a physician who specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. His clinical interests include kidney transplant. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arenas takes. He graduated from El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. Dr. Arenas completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Transplant

Dr. Jeremy Gallego Gallego Eckstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Eckstein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Julie Ann Long, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 555
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Julie Long practices pediatric general surgery in Hollywood, FL, Weston, FL, and Boca Raton, FL. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Long attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Long is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Long include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Yin Kan Kan Hwee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1201 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 200
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yin Hwee is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hwee is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hwee attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Hwee speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Brett Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Cohen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. Joseph William Melendez-Davidson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Melendez-Davidson practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Hollywood, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Melendez-Davidson's education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ronald Lawrence Stricoff, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6517 Taft Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Stricoff's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Stricoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Broward Health North, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Xochicalco University. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stricoff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. John Abbensetts is a physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbensetts graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Abbensetts is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite #400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. John Berne is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and critical care specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Aventura, FL. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Berne attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berne accepts. Dr. Berne is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 302
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Leon Egozi is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Egozi's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Egozi attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Egozi (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. John Whitehead is a specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Aventura, FL. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Whitehead is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. David Evan Mound Drucker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 555
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Drucker is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Drucker's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Drucker include: Second Prize, Virginia Chapter ACS, Committee on Trauma and Bigger-Lehman Award for Resident Research, Virginia Surgical Society.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Magilen is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Magilen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 210
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Kahane, who practices in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahane attended medical school at National University of Cuyo Faculty of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Kahane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tissue Transfer, Laparoscopic Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hemorrhoidectomy, Open Lymph ... (Read more)

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.