We found 43 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Miami Beach, FL.

Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4300 Alton Road; Greenspan Building. Suite 2110
Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Lamelas works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Lamelas is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Lamelas 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. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Lamelas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1295 Nw 14th Street; Suite H
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Donald Williams sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $7,401
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,568

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1295 Nw 14th Street; Suite H
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rogerio Carrillo practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Carrillo is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carrillo honors. He attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 141
  • Charge (avg.): $1,525 - $3,960
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $395 - $1,114

Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis 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. Dr. Tzakis graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then Dr. Tzakis performed 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 has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French.

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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. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
848 Brickell Avenue; Suite 820
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDonald include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo is a surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Menzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo's areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. 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. After attending the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Menzo completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3659 S Miami Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Varkarakis is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varkarakis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Varkarakis has received distinctions including Patient choice award --- vitals.com; Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Top Doctor's Honors Edition, Who's Who. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Varkarakis's professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Detchon Dodds, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Nw 17th Street; Bascom, Suite 10a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Dodds is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Dodds accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Dodds offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
150 W Flagler Street; Museum Tower, Penthouse
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Miami, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Miller trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Miller an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Jerry Sher specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sher attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hakop Haftevani Hrachian Haftevani, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4308 Alton Road; Suite 740
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hakop Hrachian-Haftevani practices physical therapy and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani include heart problems. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani's professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and Persian.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,900 - $2,532
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $596 - $1,129
Dr. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1120 Nw 14th Street; 4th Floor - #410e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Thaller has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thaller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Thaller attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Thaller completed residency programs at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Thaller include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Mark Zide, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
3801 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 300
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Zide is a cardiac electrophysiologist. 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. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Zide attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Zide is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,354
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $631
Dr. Heather Celia Williams, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Heather Williams is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is especially interested in hand problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Williams honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Williams graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Electromyography, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,809
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $332

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3801 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 300
Miami, FL
 

Dr. James Davenport is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Davenport speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Davenport trained at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davenport honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $908 - $2,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $244 - $1,087

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1475 Nw 12th Avenue; Code 310t
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William Sumner is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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. Sumner has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $758

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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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