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, who practices in Tamarac, FL, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. For his professional training, Dr. Alegre completed residency programs at Union Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He honors 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: 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Wizman attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wizman is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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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 specialist in general gynecology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Lauderdale, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Acosta 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Acosta completed a residency program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Acosta 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, 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 specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Pompano Beach, FL and Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Gellman is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Gellman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System, the University Hospital, and Broward Health Coral Springs. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zahalsky is rated 3.0 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. Zahalsky honors. He is professionally 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 is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Frank completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Dr. Frank takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frank 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, 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 specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Hollowell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Hollowell attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,595
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Kathy Dawn Grove, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4400 W Sample Road; Suite 250
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Kathy Grove is a general surgery specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Deaconess Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grove's education and training includes medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and 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
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 medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Almeida is rated highly by her patients. She 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. 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 works as a general surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Zaragoza 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. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zaragoza trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,438
  • Medicare Cost: $794
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 Coral Springs, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levens include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Levens is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Levens include: 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 works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Coral Springs, FL. Dr. El-Shalakany is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. 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 a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. El-Shalakany completed residency programs 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. Mini Varghese, MD
Specializes in Urology
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Mini Varghese is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Varghese is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Geisinger Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Varghese takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,580
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Eric Kleinstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2825 N State Road 7; #300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Eric Kleinstein is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Kleinstein is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,684
  • Medicare Cost: $610
Dr. Azeem Madatali Sachedina, MD
Specializes in Urology
1670 N University Drive; Suite A
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Azeem Sachedina works as an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sachedina average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sachedina studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sachedina 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,954 - $2,327
  • Medicare Cost: $737 - $895
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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Porudominsky studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Porudominsky is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,279
  • Medicare Cost: $547

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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.