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We found 47 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, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Hollywood, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Eckstein is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eckstein takes.

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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 is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Mitiek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Clermont Hospital, and Fairfield Hospital. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen 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 attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Cohen's professional 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
Dr. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 580
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His clinical interests include heart surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rego takes. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rego is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Ne 191 Street; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. White has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. White (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schnitt takes. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Gallerani's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Gallerani's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gallerani 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. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Marshall Stauber is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stauber honors. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stauber trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sher is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sher trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sher speaks 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. Richard David Levin, MD
Specializes in Urology
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 104
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Levin is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a 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. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Levin attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His professional affiliations include Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, and Baltimore Washington Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,110 - $4,570
  • Medicare Cost: $750 - $938
Dr. Jacob Tangir, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 400
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Tangir's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Tangir's education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tangir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally 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
Dr. Christopher Robert Demassi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Demassi, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Demassi focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. Demassi studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Zide sees patients in Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Aventura, FL. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zide graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Zide is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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 specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Cogan 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 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gorin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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)

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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.