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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Eckstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Eckstein studied medicine at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Eckstein completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,760
  • Medicare Cost: $735
Dr. Brett Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Hollywood, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,774
  • Medicare Cost: $702
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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 480
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Mohi Mitiek is a thoracic surgery specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mitiek is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, Clermont Hospital, and Fairfield Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $549
  • Medicare Cost: $218
Dr. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 580
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He has a special interest in heart surgery. Dr. Rego is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. 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. Rego is a graduate of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,576
  • Medicare Cost: $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 Hollywood, FL and Aventura, FL. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White accepts. Dr. White's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 sees patients in Hollywood, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Schnitt is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Schnitt 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. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, Dr. Schnitt attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. 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, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (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 surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallerani include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). 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. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Gallerani attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His 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. Christopher Robert Demassi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Demassi is a Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Demassi is especially interested in minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. 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. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Demassi has received the following distinctions: 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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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Marshall Ephraim Stauber, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3702 Washington Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Marshall Stauber is a Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Stauber obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000
  • Medicare Cost: $8,264 - $8,326
Dr. Jacob Tangir, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 400
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Tangir's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Tangir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tangir completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Tangir accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,799
  • Medicare Cost: $1,157
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 orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jerry Sher sees patients in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sher's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Sher's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Kenneth Zide practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Zide accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Zide speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $631
Dr. Frank Dominic Cirisano Jr., MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
21355 East Dixie Highway; Unit 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Frank Cirisano specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Delray Beach, FL and Aventura, FL. Dr. Cirisano's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Bethesda Health, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cirisano graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,022 - $5,455
  • Medicare Cost: $1,509 - $2,082
Dr. John Cogan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
20803 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 204
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. John Cogan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Cogan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $980 - $1,950
  • Medicare Cost: $511 - $1,008
Dr. Steven Gorin, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20295 Ne 29th Place; Suite 300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Aventura, FL. Dr. Gorin's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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 is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gorin is accepting new patients.

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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.