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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 medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Nuwayhid has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nuwayhid honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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
Dr. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4900 West Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 105
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego is a specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Rego attended medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is especially interested in heart surgery. Dr. Rego takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rego speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Elias Chousleb works as a bariatric surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chousleb include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Chousleb honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Chousleb trained 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

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

Dr. Eric Stelnicki sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Boynton Beach, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Stelnicki average 4.0 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. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Stelnicki attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Robert Ivy award, AAPS. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital Miramar, and Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (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). Patient ratings for Dr. White average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. White 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's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. White is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Rankin is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Rankin attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Rankin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center (East Florida).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin ... (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 an orthopedic surgeon in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Routman's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Routman is accepting 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. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
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. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Tzakis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and 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 a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Tzakis's patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tzakis accepts. Dr. Tzakis has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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. Gabriel T Schnickel, MD
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. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). Dr. Schnickel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Diego Reino is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. His clinical interests 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 graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Reino speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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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. Michael Thomas Reilly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41 Compass Island
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly is an orthopedist. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients gave Dr. Reilly an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reilly takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). 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. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy works as an orthopedist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Oakland Park, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder problems and elbow problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Levy 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, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Sheikh attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Sheikh 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)

Dr. Dominic Suarez Carreira, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 Se 17th Street; Floor 1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Dominic Carreira's specialties are foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Carreira (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Carreira's areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems, ankle problems, and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Carreira graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos works as a gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Zervos performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Patient ratings for Dr. Zervos average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Michael Thomassen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2800 E Commercial Boulevard; Suite 103
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Thomassen is a plastic surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Thomassen's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Thomassen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Thomassen attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Thomassen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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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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