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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wizman include sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Dr. Wizman has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wizman is professionally 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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. 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. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Alegre attended National University of San Marcos for medical school. Dr. Alegre is professionally 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Gellman speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miami VA Healthcare System, the University Hospital, and Broward Health Coral Springs. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Gellman trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Gellman has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He 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

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 medical specialist in general gynecology. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Acosta's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Acosta average 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Acosta is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Blood ... (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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Frank include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Dr. Frank is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Frank completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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

Dr. David Levens is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Coral Springs, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Levens average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Levens include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levens's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. Christopher Philip Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Hollowell's specialty is 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hollowell's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Bernard Joseph Zaragoza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 320
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Bernard Zaragoza is a general surgeon in Coral Springs, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Zaragoza speaks Spanish. He is 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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Almeida average 4.5 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. Almeida honors. Dr. Almeida attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 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. Dr. Porudominsky is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Porudominsky is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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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. Azeem Madatali Sachedina, MD
Specializes in Urology
1670 N University Drive; Suite A
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Azeem Sachedina practices urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sachedina 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 Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sachedina include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sachedina 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 an urogynecology specialist. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health and Broward Health. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Palmetto Health Richland's residency program. Dr. Shariati's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He 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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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. Mini Varghese, MD
Specializes in Urology
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Mini Varghese's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Varghese takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Varghese is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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. Eric Kleinstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2825 N State Road 7; #300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Eric Kleinstein specializes in general surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Kleinstein a rating 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. Kleinstein accepts. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kleinstein is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $3,684
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $610
Dr. Niranjan Jayant Shintre, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 320
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Niranjan Shintre specializes in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Shintre is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shintre graduated from Terna Medical College. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $4,454
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $797

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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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