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

Dr. Saqib Masroor, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Saqib Masroor specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masroor include robotic surgery. Dr. Masroor 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 King Edward Medical University and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Donald Williams' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Joseph Lamelas is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lamelas include minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Lamelas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lamelas graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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. Rogerio Carrillo is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Carrillo is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. He graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine. 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.

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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 works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Tzakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tzakis include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tzakis has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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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
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 practices surgery in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. These areas are among Dr. Menzo's clinical interests: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Menzo trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Menzo 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.

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

Dr. Seth Dodds is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Dodds is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Dodds is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 903
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Varkarakis graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varkarakis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Varkarakis include: Top Doctor's Honors Edition, Who's Who; America's Top Surgeons 2015, Consumer's Research Council Of America; and Patients Choice Award, vitals. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (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 works as a physical therapist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani include heart problems. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani attended Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

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

Dr. Randy Miller works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Miami, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. Dr. Sher 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 is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Kenneth Zide is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Miami, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Aventura, FL. He accepts 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Zide speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1120 Nw 14th Street; 4th Floor - #410e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller is a plastic surgeon in Miami, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Thaller is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Thaller performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1190 Nw 95th Street; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Monderson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Monderson attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Monderson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. William Sumner is a cancer surgeon in Miami, FL and Jacksonville, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sumner studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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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