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We found 63 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 specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Stelnicki has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Robert Ivy award, AAPS. Dr. Stelnicki speaks Spanish. He is 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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a graduate of Syrian University Faculty of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tabry 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. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4900 W Oakland Park Boulevard; 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His clinical interests include heart surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rego takes. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rego 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
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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Nuwayhid attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Nuwayhid has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nuwayhid's 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 General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 1st Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's medical residency was performed 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's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Jeremy Boyd White, MD
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 in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. White has received a 5.0 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. Dr. White (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Diego C Reino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Reino is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Schnickel include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schnickel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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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)

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 is a specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schnitt takes. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Zervos's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zervos studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

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

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Sheikh is rated 2.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sheikh completed a residency program 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 languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Sheikh is accepting 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)

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

Dr. David Rankin's medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rankin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Rankin completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Patients gave Dr. Jonathan Levy an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include shoulder problems and elbow problems. Dr. Levy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Levy attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,678 - $2,965
  • Medicare Cost: $199 - $1,212
Dr. Alan Stuart Routman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 210
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alan Routman is an orthopedic surgeon in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Routman attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Routman welcomes 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 Thomas Reilly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41 Compass Island
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Reilly completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Reilly honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gilbert average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gilbert include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. 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. Gilbert is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Gilbert is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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