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 is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Masroor's clinical interests include robotic 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. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Masroor attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Masroor's professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Joseph Lamelas is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Lamelas focuses on minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Lamelas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Lamelas is conversant in 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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Miami, FL. He attended medical school 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 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

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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Carrillo 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 affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo is a surgeon in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Menzo has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Menzo is a graduate of the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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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' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dodds is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Dodds 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)

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Tzakis include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing 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 attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis 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 is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. McDonald completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (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 specializes in physical therapy and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani obtained his medical school training at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He has a special interest in heart problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani accepts. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani's professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

Dr. Seth Thaller sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Thaller is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thaller honors. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Jerry Sher works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Thesselon Monderson's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miramar, FL. Dr. Monderson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Monderson is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Monderson average 3.5 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. Dr. Monderson 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)

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

Dr. George Varkarakis is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Miami, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Varkarakis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as 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. 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) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include 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. Susan Fox, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Susan Fox is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include sexually transmitted diseases (STds) and endometriosis. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. She takes 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 Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Fox performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Fox (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Endometriosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Robotic Surgery

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 Miami, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Zide specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Zide 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 graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Zide is affiliated with 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

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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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