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

Dr. Alfredo Rego practices cardiothoracic surgery in Doral, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Rego's clinical interests encompass heart 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rego speaks Spanish. He 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. 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 practices hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schnitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Schnitt is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Schnitt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sheikh completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sheikh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sheikh's distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. 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)

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

Dr. David Rankin practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rankin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Rankin attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gilbert include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gilbert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gilbert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He is accepting 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)

Dr. Michael Preston Zahalsky, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2951 Nw 49 Avenue; Suite 308
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Zahalsky specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zahalsky takes. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Zahalsky performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Zahalsky is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $465 - $1,870
  • Medicare Cost: $55 - $865
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. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reilly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Reilly average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. David Noah Kenigsberg, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1841 Ne 45th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Kenigsberg specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kenigsberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kenigsberg honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,052 - $2,079
  • Medicare Cost: $523 - $901
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). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White accepts. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. White completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher Philip Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2951 Nw 49 Avenue; Suite 308
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Hollowell is a pediatric urology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Hollowell attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Hollowell takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,595
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Celso Agner, MS, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Interventional Neurology
1625 Se 3rd Avenue; Suite 623
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Celso Agner is a medical specialist in vascular neurology and interventional neurology. Dr. Agner is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of São Paulo and Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Agner trained at Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $462
Dr. Eric Scott Chenven, MD
Specializes in Urology
1200 E. Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Chenven specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Chenven's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. 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. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2830 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Schiuma is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schiuma include knee problems, spine problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Schiuma's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schiuma takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, Hip Problems, Disabilities

Dr. Alan Robert Schneider, MD
Specializes in Urology
5301 N Dixie Highway; Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alan Schneider practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Schneider is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,003 - $4,153
  • Medicare Cost: $277 - $731
Dr. Rainer Elmar Sachse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2818 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rainer Sachse's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachse's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Broward Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ahmed Fakhry Osman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1841 Ne 45th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ahmed Osman works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Osman has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Osman is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Norwalk Hospital's residency program. Dr. Osman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,199 - $2,075
  • Medicare Cost: $569 - $994

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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.