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We found 62 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Eric Jason Stelnicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
100 S.e. 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Stelnicki's medical specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stelnicki include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Stelnicki has received professional recognition including the following: Robert Ivy award, AAPS. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Bethesda Health, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4725 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Imad Tabry's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Tabry accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Syrian University Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,205
  • Medicare Cost: $598
Dr. Zaher Issam Nuwayhid, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1600 South Andrews Avenue; West Wing 1090, Primary Office
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. In his practice, Dr. Nuwayhid focuses on weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nuwayhid honors. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Nuwayhid attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Nuwayhid speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $812
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4900 W Oakland Park Boulevard; 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego practices cardiothoracic surgery in Doral, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Rego's clinical interests encompass heart surgery. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rego speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,576
  • Medicare Cost: $548
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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 1st Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Tzakis performed Dr. Tzakis's residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Liver Tumor, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Schnickel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Schnickel 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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Boyd White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3230 Stirling Road; Suite 3
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White accepts. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. White completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reino's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1001 Avocado Isle
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt practices hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schnitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Schnitt is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Schnitt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos' areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Zervos is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Levy's areas of expertise consist of shoulder problems and elbow problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,678 - $2,965
  • Medicare Cost: $199 - $1,212
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sheikh completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sheikh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sheikh's distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. 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, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alan Rankin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2322 E. Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Rankin practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rankin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rankin takes. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Rankin attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gilbert include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gilbert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gilbert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Pain, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Stuart Routman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 210
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alan Routman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Routman attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Preston Zahalsky, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2951 Nw 49 Avenue; Suite 308
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Zahalsky specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zahalsky takes. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Zahalsky performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Zahalsky 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

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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.