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We found 12 neurosurgeons who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Aventura, FL.

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

Dr. Christopher Demassi sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Demassi completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. 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. Demassi 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Greg Zorman is a Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Zorman's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zorman 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 has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Harvard Book Prize, Barnard School.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Linda Sternau is a specialist in neurosurgery. She works in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Sternau graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Ohio State University College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Her average patient rating is 4.5 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. Sternau takes. Dr. Sternau's distinctions include: Top Doctors of America, Neurological Surgery; Clinician Scientist Award, American Heart Association; and First Prize, AANS, Washington, D.C.. Dr. Sternau (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue, Division of Neurosurgery; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Luis Rodriguez is a spine surgery and pediatric neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Rodriguez is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and the University of Valle and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Rodriguez's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 205a
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Dean Hertzler is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Hertzler has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hertzler attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Hertzler is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Santiago De Jesus Figuereo Berlanga, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 540
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Santiago Figuereo is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Figuereo is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Graduate Hospital for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Figuereo honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Toba Niazi specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Miramar, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 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. Dr. Niazi attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Stoev's specialty is neurosurgery. 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. Stoev studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. He speaks Bulgarian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Melvin Dale Whitfield, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 540
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Whitfield is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Whitfield a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Whitfield attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Whitfield speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 205a
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Heather Spader's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. 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 completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Spader attended medical school at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. John Ragheb works as a neurosurgeon. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Ragheb takes 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 Michigan Medical School.

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

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

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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.