We found 58 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Miami Beach, FL.

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

Dr. Dao Nguyen practices thoracic surgery. 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. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally 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
Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4300 Alton Road; Greenspan Building. Suite 2110
Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Lamelas practices cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lamelas include minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamelas honors. Dr. Lamelas is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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

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

Dr. Donald Williams is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Williams 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. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. 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
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1295 Nw 14th Street; Suite H
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rogerio Carrillo specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Miami, FL. 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. Carrillo studied medicine at the University of Panama School of Medicine. He is professionally 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' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests 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 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. Dr. Tzakis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tzakis has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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)

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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's area of specialization is surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Menzo's areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Menzo performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic 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. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
848 Brickell Avenue; Suite 820
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McDonald's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and 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)

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

Dr. Seth Dodds' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Dodds is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. 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. Dodds is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He 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. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3659 S Miami Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varkarakis include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varkarakis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Varkarakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Varkarakis include: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Varkarakis is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Jerry Sher sees patients in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sher speaks Spanish. He is accepting 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. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4302 Alton Road; Suite 710
Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ouelette sees patients in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and Miami Beach, FL. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Ouelette highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include carpal tunnel syndrome. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ouelette speaks Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are physical therapy and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani include heart problems. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1120 Nw 14th Street; 4th Floor - #410e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller practices plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Thaller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Thaller 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. Thaller's distinctions 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. Dr. Zide speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zide completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Zide accepts 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

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $631
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. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. 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 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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. Her areas of expertise include hand problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Williams speaks Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,809
  • Medicare Cost: $332

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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.