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

Dr. Eric Stelnicki practices pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Stelnicki's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Stelnicki has received the distinction of Robert Ivy award, AAPS. He is conversant in 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 Thoracic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Mohi Mitiek's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Mitiek has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $549
  • Medicare Cost: $218
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4725 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Imad Tabry's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Syrian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tabry has received the following distinction: 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
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include heart surgery. Dr. Rego is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 conversant in Spanish.

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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 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing - Suite 1090
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Nuwayhid is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and 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
Dr. Andreas Gerasimons Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's residency, Dr. Tzakis trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Tzakis has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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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 works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Schnickel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schnickel is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Hollywood, FL and Aventura, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. White average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. White's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. White welcomes new patients. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt works as a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and pediatric plastic surgeon. Dr. Schnitt studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His training includes residency programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Schnitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Diego Reino is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Reino attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. These areas are among Dr. Zervos's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with 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. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Varkarakis at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varkarakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Varkarakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Khouri's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Khouri attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $548
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Dylewski works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and South Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dylewski include postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), sick sinus syndrome, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Dylewski is affiliated with Arrhythmia Management Institute of South Florida and Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Dylewski studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dylewski completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Dylewski speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $559
Dr. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Jonathan Levy average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Levy's clinical interests: shoulder problems and elbow problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Levy completed a residency program 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

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,678 - $2,965
  • Medicare Cost: $199 - $1,212
Dr. Deirdre Margaret Marshall, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Deirdre Marshall is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Marshall's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Marshall accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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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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.