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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Nuwayhid speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nuwayhid completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He 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.

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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's specialties are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Doral, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and Aventura, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Rego completed residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart surgery. 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. 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 is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Dr. Chousleb's areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His medical residency was performed 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 is a specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Stelnicki include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and eyelid surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Stelnicki 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. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Robert Ivy award, AAPS. Dr. Stelnicki speaks Spanish. Dr. Stelnicki's professional 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)

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

Dr. Jeremy White's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. White completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White 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. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. White (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tzakis include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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 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 attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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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. 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. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Reino speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic 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)

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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Zervos 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. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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

Dr. David Rankin specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rankin include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Rankin attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Rankin speaks 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, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among Dr. Schnickel's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schnickel honors. Dr. Schnickel studied medicine at 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)

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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Routman takes. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Routman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Routman is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Reilly's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Reilly include 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 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 is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include shoulder problems and elbow problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sheikh attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. 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)

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

Dr. John Rivas specializes in transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), transplant surgery, and adult hepatology. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Rivas attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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. Rivas's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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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. 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. He is especially interested in foot problems, ankle problems, and hip problems. Dr. Carreira's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Carreira is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Carreira (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Carreira is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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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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