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We found 14 neurosurgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Aventura, FL.

Dr. Dean Allen Hertzler II, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 205a, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Dean Hertzler specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and practices in Boca Raton, FL, Hollywood, FL, and Weston, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hertzler's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the following distinctions: AANS/NREF Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah; Ellen and Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, Award for Clinical Research, University of Cincinnati; and Dean's Council Scholarship, Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Luis Alberto Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue, Division of Neurosurgery; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Luis Rodriguez is a neurosurgery specialist in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and the University of Valle. For his residency, Dr. Rodriguez trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rodriguez include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Christopher Robert Demassi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Demassi, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Demassi focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Demassi studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Medtronic Spine Fellow Academic Grant, Congress of Neurological Surgeons; Depuy Spine Society Academic Grant, World Federation of Neurological Surgeons; and Medtronic Spine Academic Grant, Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

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Clinical interests: Movement Disorders, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy Surgery

Dr. Linda Lorraine Sternau, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Linda Sternau sees patients in Hollywood, FL. Her medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sternau accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Top Doctors of America, Neurological Surgery; Clinician Scientist Award, American Heart Association; and First Prize, AANS, Washington, D.C.. In addition to English, Dr. Sternau speaks German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Greg Zorman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Greg Zorman's specialty is neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Zorman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zorman accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Zorman has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Harvard Book Prize, Barnard School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Ivan Todorov Stoev, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Stoev practices neurosurgery. He is conversant in Bulgarian. Dr. Stoev's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stoev completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Stoev accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Toba Nyra Niazi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
20295 Ne 29 Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Toba Niazi is a specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Niazi is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Niazi is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Brijesh Prakash Mehta, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brijesh Mehta is a specialist in vascular neurology and neurosurgery. He works in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Mehta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He speaks Hindi-Urdu. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Heather Stevens Spader, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 205a, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Heather Spader's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Spader graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Spader's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Gabriel Antonio Widi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 540
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Widi's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Widi obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 540
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Whitfield, who practices in Aventura, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Whitfield has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Whitfield is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. John Ragheb, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
20295 Ne 29 Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. John Ragheb's area of specialization is neurosurgery. 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. Dr. Ragheb studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
20295 Ne 29 Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia's specialty is neurosurgery. He honors 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 All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Bhatia has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Dr. David Krieger, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 540
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. David Krieger is a neurosurgeon. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Krieger is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.