We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Coral Springs, FL.

Dr. Paul Bernard Wizman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
5800 Colonial Drive; Suite 108
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Paul Wizman's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wizman include sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Dr. Wizman is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wizman is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,279
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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alegre graduated from National University of San Marcos and then he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $598
Dr. Harris Gellman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3100 Coral Hills Drive; #305
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Harris Gellman specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pompano Beach, FL and Coral Springs, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gellman graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gellman completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gellman has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miami VA Healthcare System, the University Hospital, and Broward Health Coral Springs. His practice 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,453
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $391
Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7200 West Commercial Boulevard
Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Acosta studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. Dr. Acosta has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Levens, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1725 North University Drive; Suite 300
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. David Levens is a Coral Springs, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Levens include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Levens's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Levens takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include RealSelf Top Doctor; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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, who practices in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Frank accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Frank 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. Bernard J 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. Dr. Zaragoza takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $4,438
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $794
Dr. Randolph B Cohen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
5830 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 207, Primary Office
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Randolph Cohen works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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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. Zoyla A Almeida Cedeno, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4855 W. Hillsboro Boulevard; Suite B-13
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Zoyla Almeida's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Almeida accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Almeida trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,799
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,175
Dr. David Porudominsky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2825 N State Road 7; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. David Porudominsky is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Margate, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Porudominsky accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $3,279
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $547
Dr. Mini Varghese, MD
Specializes in Urology
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Mini Varghese sees patients in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Health System and Broward Health. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Varghese is an in-network provider for 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,580
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $737
Dr. Christopher Philip Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Hollowell specializes in pediatric urology. He 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 graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Hollowell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. His professional affiliations include Memorial Health System and Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,595
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $737
Dr. Azeem M Sachedina, MD
Specializes in Urology
1670 N University Drive; Suite A
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Azeem Sachedina's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachedina is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sachedina include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,954 - $2,327
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $737 - $895
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. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health and Broward Health. Before performing his residency at Palmetto Health Richland, Dr. Shariati attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Shariati is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shariati 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 84
  • Charge (avg.): $2,387 - $2,475
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $821 - $1,094
Dr. Niranjan J Shintre, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 320
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Niranjan Shintre is a general surgeon in Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Shintre is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 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. Shintre accepts. He attended Terna Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $4,454
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $797
Dr. Sameer Satija, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2825 N State Road 7; Suite 303
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Sameer Satija is a cardiac electrophysiologist. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Satija takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,196
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $432

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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.
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