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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Suite 3072
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dao Nguyen practices thoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $3,924
  • Medicare Cost: $260 - $1,548
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1295 Nw 14th Street; Suite H
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Donald Williams works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Miami, FL. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Williams accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,401
  • Medicare Cost: $1,568
Dr. Rogerio G Carrillo, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1295 Nw 14th Street; Suite H
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rogerio Carrillo is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. 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 the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Carrillo is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 141
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,525 - $3,960
  • Medicare Cost: $395 - $1,114
Dr. Andreas Gerasimons Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, 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 Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Menzo include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,388
  • Medicare Cost: $777
Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3659 S Miami Avenue
Miami, 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. Seth Detchon Dodds, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Nw 17th Street; Bascom, Suite 10a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Dodds' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dodds is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Dodds honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Dodds attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. William McDonald is a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. Dr. McDonald attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Jerry Sher specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sher accepts. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sher completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sher speaks Spanish. He is open to 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. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1120 Nw 14th Street; 4th Floor - #410e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller practices plastic surgery in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Thaller is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thaller graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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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 medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He 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. Zide obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $631
Dr. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4302 Alton Road; Suite 710
Miami Beach, 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
4308 Alton Road; Suite 740
Miami, 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. James Douglas Davenport, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3801 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 300
Miami, FL
 

Dr. James Davenport practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Davenport attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Davenport speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $908 - $2,420
  • Medicare Cost: $244 - $1,087
Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
150 W Flagler Street; Museum Tower, Penthouse
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Coconut Grove, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Miller graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Miller completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Urology
1400 North West 10th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Murugesan Manoharan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Miami, FL and Davie, FL. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. He 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. Manoharan has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,205 - $1,780
  • Medicare Cost: $271 - $278

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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.