We found 6 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Ralph Guarneri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1508 Se 3rd Avenue; Suite H
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Guarneri is a physician who specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Guarneri attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Guarneri has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Dr. Ron Arison, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2438 E Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ron Arison practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. Dr. Arison is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Arison is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4900 West Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 105
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Efren Buitrago specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Lauderdale Lakes, FL. Dr. Buitrago is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Buitrago's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Plantation General Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Francisco G Bermudez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2438 E Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Bermudez's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Bermudez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Havana School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Dr. Soni Chousleb, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; Suite 1090 West Wing
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Soni Chousleb is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Chousleb honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing Dr. Chousleb's residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Chousleb attended the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Chousleb is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chousleb is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Dr. Alexander G Parr, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2438 E Commercial Boulevard
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Parr's specialty is general surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Parr graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.
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