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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 is a specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schnitt takes. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. In addition to English, Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In Dr. Bimston's practice, he is particularly interested in endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Washington University School High Honors and Dean's List.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Surgery

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

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Hollywood, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Eckstein is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eckstein takes.

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

Dr. Juan Arenas sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Arenas is a graduate of El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arenas include kidney transplant. Dr. Arenas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Transplant

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

Dr. Julie Long is a pediatric general surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Long a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Long attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Patient ratings for Dr. Hwee average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, 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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He honors 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 graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Surgical Procedures, Neurostimulator Implant

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

Dr. Ronald Stricoff sees patients in Deerfield Beach, FL and Hollywood, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. His 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Stricoff attended medical school at Xochicalco University. In addition to English, Dr. Stricoff (or staff) speaks 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 general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Abbensetts's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Abbensetts has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. John Berne's medical specialty is general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Berne studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Berne trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He 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. Dr. Berne is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Whitehead works as a general surgeon and critical care specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Whitehead's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Whitehead is 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's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Drucker is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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, Surgical Oncology
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 302
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Leon Egozi is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Egozi has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Egozi (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Steven Magilen specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Aventura, FL. He accepts 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric medicine specialist in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahane attended National University of Cuyo Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Kahane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Tissue Transfer, Umbilical Hernia, Laparoscopic Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, ... (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.