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We found 41 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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. 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)

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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sheikh's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's 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. Marcos Szomstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Szomstein is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. After attending Luis Razetti School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Spectrum Health, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Szomstein has a special interest in cancer, ulcers, and incontinence. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Szomstein honors 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. Szomstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Cancer, Ulcers, Tumor

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,628
  • Medicare Cost: $1,822
Dr. David Alan Rankin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2322 E. Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Rankin works as a plastic surgeon in Jupiter, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Rankin attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rankin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Rankin is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gilbert is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gilbert trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Gilbert's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Gilbert welcomes 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. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ouelette is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ouelette has indicated that her clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Ouelette completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,954
  • Medicare Cost: $347
Dr. Hakop Haftevani Hrachian Haftevani, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Hakop Hrachian-Haftevani is a physical therapy and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, South Miami, FL, and Miami, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani include heart problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and Persian. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,900 - $2,532
  • Medicare Cost: $596 - $1,129
Dr. Michael Preston Zahalsky, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2951 Nw 49 Avenue; Suite 308
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Zahalsky's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zahalsky's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and 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 sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reilly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Reilly is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kenigsberg is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health. 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 completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Kenigsberg attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kenigsberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,052 - $2,079
  • Medicare Cost: $523 - $901
Dr. Sanjay Razdan, MD
Specializes in Urology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Razdan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Razdan's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Razdan attended GSVM Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Razdan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Skin Cancer, Gynecological Problems, Cancer, Sexually ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 72
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,099 - $4,822
  • Medicare Cost: $455 - $1,926
Dr. Fernando J Bianco Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Bianco is an urologist. His clinical interests encompass holistic medicine, cancer, and incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Bianco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bianco (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Holistic Medicine, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,814 - $5,796
  • Medicare Cost: $922 - $1,917
Dr. Christopher Philip Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2951 Nw 49 Avenue; Suite 308
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Hollowell is a pediatric urologist in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Hollowell 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 graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,595
  • Medicare Cost: $737

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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.