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We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Coral Springs, FL.

Dr. Cesar Augusto Alegre, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
7707 N University Drive; Suite 204
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Alegre is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He attended National University of San Marcos for medical school and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alegre is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $650
  • Medicare Cost: $598
Dr. Paul Bernard Wizman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
5800 Colonial Drive; Suite 108
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Paul Wizman's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Wizman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,279
Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7200 West Commercial Boulevard
Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Acosta studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Acosta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Blood Tests, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Harris Gellman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3100 Coral Hills Drive; #305
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Harris Gellman's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gellman accepts. Dr. Gellman graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gellman include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System, the University Hospital, and Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Gellman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,453
  • Medicare Cost: $391
Dr. Michael Preston Zahalsky, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Michael Zahalsky is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Zahalsky is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $465 - $1,870
  • Medicare Cost: $55 - $865
Dr. Jeremy Stephen Frank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
5830 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite #207
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Frank's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frank attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His distinctions include: Clinical Honors in Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude equivalent (GPA 4.0/4.0), University of Texas at Austin. In addition to English, Dr. Frank speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher Philip Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Hollowell is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Hollowell is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,595
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Zoyla A Almeida Cedeno, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4855 W. Hillsboro Boulevard; Suite B-13
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Zoyla Almeida is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She works in Coconut Creek, FL. Dr. Almeida is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors 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: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,799
  • Medicare Cost: $1,175
Dr. Bernard Joseph Zaragoza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 320
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Bernard Zaragoza practices general surgery in Coral Springs, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Zaragoza accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Zaragoza attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zaragoza speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,438
  • Medicare Cost: $794
Dr. Kathy Dawn Grove, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4400 W Sample Road; Suite 250
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Kathy Grove is a physician who specializes in general surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Grove attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Grove is professionally affiliated with Deaconess Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,047
  • Medicare Cost: $661
Dr. David Jon Levens, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1725 North University Drive; Suite 300
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. David Levens is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Levens is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Levens studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ashraf A. H. F. El Shalakany, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2855 N University Drive; Suite 420
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf El-Shalakany is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Coral Springs, FL. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. El-Shalakany's education and training includes medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. 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: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $591
Dr. Eric Kleinstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2825 N State Road 7; #300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Eric Kleinstein is a specialist in general surgery. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kleinstein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,684
  • Medicare Cost: $610
Dr. Amir Shariati, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5300 West Hillsboro Boulevard; Suite 207
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Amir Shariati is a Coconut Creek, FL physician who specializes in urogynecology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health and Broward Health. Dr. Shariati takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Palmetto Health Richland's residency program.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,475
  • Medicare Cost: $1,094
Dr. David Porudominsky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2825 N State Road 7; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. David Porudominsky is a Margate, FL physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Porudominsky studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. The average patient rating for Dr. Porudominsky is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,279
  • Medicare Cost: $547
Dr. Mini Varghese, MD
Specializes in Urology
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Mini Varghese practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is affiliated with Broward Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varghese honors. Dr. Varghese graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Varghese completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,580
  • Medicare Cost: $737

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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.