We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Aventura, FL.

Dr. Saqib Masroor, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21097 Northeast 27th Court; Suite 480
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Saqib Masroor is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Masroor's clinical interests include robotic surgery. He accepts 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 Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Masroor attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Masroor's professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Brett Cohen, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave Dr. Cohen an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cohen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,774
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $702
Dr. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21097 Northeast 27th Court; Suite 580
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego's specialties are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Doral, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and Aventura, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Rego completed residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rego speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. White completed his residency training 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. Dr. White 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 the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. White (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 490
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt practices hand surgery, pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Schnitt has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital West. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, he performed his residency 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 languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (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. Dr. Tangir (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Tangir obtained his medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tangir honors.

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

Dr. Christopher Demassi works as a neurosurgeon in Hollywood, FL. He has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Demassi 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. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Alberto Gallerani is a plastic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gallerani is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gallerani graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gallerani trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gallerani's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Richard David Levin, MD
Specializes in Urology
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 104
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Levin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Levin is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Levin obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, and Memorial Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnavon include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing 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 McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Barnavon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jerry Sher works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sher attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Marshall Stauber is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Stauber attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Stauber is 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
Dr. Jeffrey Alan Hertz, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3850 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 302
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hertz specializes in vascular surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hertz accepts. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Hertz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally 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. Steven Gorin, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20295 Ne 29th Place; Suite 300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Gorin attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Gorin speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28 Avenue; Suite 200, Primary Office
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miramar, FL. Dr. Monderson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Monderson is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Monderson average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Monderson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Andres Guillermo Sarraga, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 103
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Andres Sarraga is a plastic surgery specialist in Aventura, FL. These areas are among Dr. Sarraga's clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Sarraga speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, ... (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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