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 general surgeon and trauma surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Plantation, FL, and Parkland, FL. Patients gave Dr. Guarneri an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Guarneri completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Buitrago's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Plantation General Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Buitrago trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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

Dr. Ron Arison is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Arison graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Arison is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Bermudez is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Havana School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Bermudez speaks Spanish.

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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 general surgery specialist. Dr. Chousleb speaks Spanish. Dr. Chousleb is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Dr. Chousleb graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Chousleb's training includes a residency program at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Chousleb accepts 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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Dr. Alexander G Parr, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2438 E Commercial Boulevard
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Parr sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Parr is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. 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.

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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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