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

Dr. Dao Nguyen, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. 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. Nguyen studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson 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. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Carrillo accepts 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 the University of Panama School of Medicine. He 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
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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is affiliated with 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, 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 professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek.

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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 practices surgery in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Menzo's areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Menzo attended the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo accepts 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)

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 has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varkarakis takes. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received the following distinctions: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic 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: 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Dodds has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Dodds attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He 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. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
848 Brickell Avenue; Suite 820
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald practices plastic surgery. Dr. McDonald studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. McDonald 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, 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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sher is conversant in Spanish. His practice 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Miami, FL. Dr. Thaller's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Thaller's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Aventura, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Zide accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ouelette average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in carpal tunnel syndrome. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Ouelette speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Homestead, FL. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Armenian, and Persian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He is a graduate of Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Miami, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Davenport is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. He speaks Spanish.

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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 Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
150 W Flagler Street; Museum Tower, Penthouse
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Nw 17th Street; Suite 10a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Owens, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Dr. Owens takes 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Owens attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,768
  • Medicare Cost: $567

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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.