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We found 43 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Aventura, FL.

Dr. Jeremy Gallego Gallego Eckstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Hollywood, FL. 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 is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Eckstein's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Eckstein is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,760
  • Medicare Cost: $735
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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 480
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Mohi Mitiek's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Mitiek's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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. Brett Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Hollywood, FL. He 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 average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with 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
Dr. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 580
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He is especially interested in heart surgery. Dr. Rego is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rego 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 is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. White 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 George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. White attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. White (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and pediatric plastic surgeon. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. 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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gallerani average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallerani include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Gallerani has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jacob Tangir is a gynecologic oncology specialist. He is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tangir's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven 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. In addition to English, Dr. Tangir (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,799
  • Medicare Cost: $1,157
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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3702 Washington Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Marshall Stauber's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stauber honors. Dr. Stauber is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stauber completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Cohen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cohen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Christopher Demassi is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Demassi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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

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

Dr. Jerry Sher is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. 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. Sher obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed 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)

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) in Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Aventura, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Zide studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Zide completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $631
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). Dr. Cogan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. He accepts 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

  • 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 orthopedist in Aventura, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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. Gorin graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gorin is open to 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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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 301
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Appel's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Appel's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (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.