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Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
100 S.e. 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Stelnicki's area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Stelnicki a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stelnicki include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and eyelid surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stelnicki takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Stelnicki has received professional recognition including the following: Robert Ivy award, AAPS. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stelnicki's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4900 W Oakland Park Boulevard; 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Doral, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include heart surgery. Dr. Rego is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Rego attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School. 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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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,576
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1600 South Andrews Avenue; West Wing 1090, Primary Office
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. In his practice, Dr. Nuwayhid focuses on weight loss surgery (bariatric 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. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Nuwayhid attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $812

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; Suite 1090 West Wing
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Elias Chousleb is a bariatric surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Chousleb has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Gastric Bypass Surgery

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3230 Stirling Road; Suite 3
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. White average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. 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. White has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. White (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 1st Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tzakis graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then 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 the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1001 Avocado Isle
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt is a physician who specializes in hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Schnitt is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. 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. Schnitt attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Reino attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes 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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Schnickel's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. He 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. Dr. Schnickel is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos sees patients in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. His clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Zervos takes. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zervos's training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Zervos (or staff) is conversant in 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 liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2322 E. Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Rankin's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rankin's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rankin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 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. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Sheikh performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Other
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levy include shoulder problems and elbow problems. Dr. Levy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is accepting 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 113
  • Charge (avg.): $1,678 - $2,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $199 - $1,212

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 210
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alan Routman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Routman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Routman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Gilbert has a special interest in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patients rated Dr. Gilbert highly, giving him an average of 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. Dr. Gilbert is open to 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)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1754 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Thomassen practices plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Thomassen completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Thomassen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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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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