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

Dr. Dao Nguyen's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Nguyen 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 McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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' medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lamelas takes 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 Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Lamelas has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Miami, FL. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Williams 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: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,401
  • Medicare Cost: $1,568
Dr. Naaman Abdullah, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4770 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 860
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Naaman Abdullah is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Abdullah's clinical interests encompass heart surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Abdullah trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AvMed, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,170 - $2,748
  • Medicare Cost: $310 - $659
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1295 Nw 14th Street; Suite H
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rogerio Carrillo practices cardiothoracic surgery in Miami, FL. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Dr. Carrillo 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. He is a graduate of the University of Panama School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 141
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,525 - $3,960
  • Medicare Cost: $395 - $1,114
Dr. Wen-Hsiang P Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N.w. 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. W. Lee's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed Dr. Lee's residency training at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lee 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. Lee's distinctions include: Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Sumner Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; and Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's medical residency was performed 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's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. 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)

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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo is a surgeon in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Menzo attended medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Menzo's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Menzo accepts. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
848 Brickell Avenue; Suite 820
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school 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. He 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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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Charles Aaron Popkin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; (d27) Room R303
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Charles Popkin's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Popkin's areas of clinical interest consist of sports injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and knee arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Popkin has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Popkin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Dodds's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dodds 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. 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Jerry Sher is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sher is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sher trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sher speaks 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. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4302 Alton Road; Suite 710
Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ouelette's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ouelette studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is especially interested in carpal tunnel syndrome. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Ouelette is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ouelette's 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani include heart problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and Persian. His professional 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 works as a plastic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Thaller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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 the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Thaller's residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Thaller is professionally 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 sees patients in Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Aventura, FL. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zide graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Zide is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $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.