We found 39 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Aventura, FL.

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 480
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Mohi Mitiek is a chest surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Mitiek an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Mitiek is professionally affiliated with Clermont Hospital and Fairfield Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $549
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $218
Dr. Brett Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,774
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $702

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 580
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Rego is especially interested in heart surgery. His professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rego speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,576
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548
Dr. Jeremy Boyd White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Ne 191 Street; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White sees patients in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. White performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. White has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

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. 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. Dr. Schnitt's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schnitt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Sergio Santibanez-Gallerani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gallerani is a plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gallerani takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Gallerani performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gallerani is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Demassi specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Hollywood, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Demassi honors. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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 professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Movement Disorders, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3702 Washington Street; Suite 101, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Marshall Stauber practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Stauber is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Stauber is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $10,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $8,264 - $8,326

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite #330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Sher is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sher attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. 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. Sher speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard David Levin, MD
Specializes in Urology
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 104
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Levin's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, and Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $2,110 - $4,570
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $750 - $938
Dr. Yoav Barnavon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 550
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yoav Barnavon is a Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Barnavon takes 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 Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Barnavon attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Barnavon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Barnavon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Cohen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Tangir, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 400
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Tangir, who practices in Miramar, FL and Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Tangir (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Tangir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,799
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,157
Dr. Jeffrey Alan Hertz, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3850 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 302
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hertz's area of specialization is vascular surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Hertz attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Kenneth Mark Zide, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Zide is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Zide is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,354
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $631
Dr. Steven Gorin, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20295 Ne 29th Place; Suite 300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorin honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Gorin attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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