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We found 25 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 specializes in thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alegre takes. Dr. Alegre's education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at Union Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Wizman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Wizman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from 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 is a general gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Lauderdale, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acosta honors. Dr. Acosta attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Acosta's 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Gellman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gellman has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miami VA Healthcare System, the University Hospital, and Broward Health Coral Springs. He is open to 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zahalsky's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and 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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Dr. Frank is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. 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. Dr. Frank attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 pediatric urologist in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Hollowell 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 graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and 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 specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Almeida is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaragoza takes. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zaragoza's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Zaragoza speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,438
  • Medicare Cost: $794
Dr. Randolph B Cohen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
5830 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 207
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Randolph Cohen, who practices in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Boca Raton, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Dr. Cohen has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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. Kathy Dawn Grove, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4400 W Sample Road; Suite 250
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Kathy Grove is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Grove is affiliated with Deaconess Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,047
  • Medicare Cost: $661
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Specializes in General Surgery, Other
 

Dr. Matthew Klein's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Klein has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Delray Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,233
  • Medicare Cost: $814
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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levens include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Levens studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levens is an in-network provider 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 distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Coral Springs, FL. Dr. El-Shalakany is affiliated with Broward Health. He accepts 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 Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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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 practices general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Kleinstein highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally 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 an urogynecologist. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland. The average patient rating for Dr. Shariati is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health and Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,475
  • Medicare Cost: $1,094

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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.