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We found 27 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
4900 W Oakland Park Boulevard; 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass heart surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rego takes. 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. Dr. Rego is conversant in 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. 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). Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. White 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
1001 Avocado Isle
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt's specialties are hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Schnitt has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schnitt attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) is conversant in 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 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. Dr. Sheikh's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh's distinctions include: 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. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Rankin speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rankin trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Reilly is an orthopedist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Reilly speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Reilly an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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. 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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Gilbert's professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilbert takes. He has an open panel.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Coral Springs, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zahalsky is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. He 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. David Noah Kenigsberg, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1841 Ne 45th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Kenigsberg's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kenigsberg 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. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,052 - $2,079
  • Medicare Cost: $523 - $901
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 vascular neurologist and neurologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Agner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of São Paulo and Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $462
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2830 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Schiuma is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, spine problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Schiuma 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 HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schiuma honors. In addition to English, Dr. Schiuma speaks Italian. He is professionally 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. Christopher Philip Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2951 Nw 49 Avenue; Suite 308
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Hollowell practices pediatric urology. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hollowell is affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,595
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Rainer Elmar Sachse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2818 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rainer Sachse is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Sachse is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachse honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Eric Scott Chenven, MD
Specializes in Urology
1200 E. Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Chenven is an urologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Chenven is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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. Dr. Chenven is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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). He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Schneider attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Schneider accepts 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: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,003 - $4,153
  • Medicare Cost: $277 - $731
Dr. Ahmed Fakhry Osman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1841 Ne 45th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ahmed Osman is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Osman 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 Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Osman (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Osman is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health.

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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.