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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Menzo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Menzo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. William Sumner is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sumner honors. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,226
  • Medicare Cost: $758
Dr. Jorge Luis Sosa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
3499 West 4 Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Sosa practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sosa average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Sosa 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $776
Dr. Steven Michael Henriques, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3641 South Miami Avenue; Suite 331
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Steven Henriques is a general surgeon. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henriques takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria, Dr. Henriques attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Henriques is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Colectomy, Incisional Hernia, Hiatal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
7150 W 20th Avenue; Suite 313
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Hector Pombo specializes in general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Pombo highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Pombo accepts. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pombo include: Press Ganey Award Recipient; Most Outstanding House Officer, University of Miami School of Medicine; and Patients' Choice Award. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pombo is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,384
  • Medicare Cost: $744
Dr. Raul Mederos Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
372 W 47 Street
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Raul Mederos is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Hialeah, FL. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Mederos attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mederos honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $975
  • Medicare Cost: $812
Dr. Jorge Esteban Ravelo Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 307
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ravelo is a Hialeah, FL physician who specializes in general surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ravelo is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit's residency program. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $883
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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
1475 North West 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Danny Sleeman is a surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Sleeman 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. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,770
  • Medicare Cost: $812
Dr. Gerardo Javier Kahane, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine
3641 South Miami Avenue; Suite 331
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Kahane, who practices in Aventura, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Kahane is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending National University of Cuyo Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Kahane (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Tissue Transfer, Laparoscopic Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hemorrhoidectomy, Open Lymph ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3499 West 4 Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Hialeah, FL. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Nuwayhid is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nuwayhid takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $812
Dr. Alexis A Abril, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 907
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alexis Abril's area of specialization is surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Abril average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abril takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,811
  • Medicare Cost: $883
Dr. Fermin Esteban Morales, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
372 W 47th Street
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Fermin Morales works as a general surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Hialeah, FL. He graduated from the University of Havana School of Medicine. Dr. Morales takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $970
  • Medicare Cost: $760
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Specializes in Family Medicine, Surgery
8410 W Flagler Street; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Taha is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Taha accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $900 - $920
  • Medicare Cost: $124 - $141
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Specializes in Surgery, Gynecology
5558 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Alvarez-Moreno specializes in surgery and gynecology and practices in Coral Gables, FL. He is in-network for 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $812

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What is Gallbladder Removal?

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the upper abdomen, underneath the liver. Its purpose is to store bile, which is used to digest fat. Occasionally, the gallbladder can develop mineral stones, called gallstones. If they are large enough, gallstones can block the ducts in the gallbladder and cause swelling and infection. Gallstones can be treated with lifestyle changes and medication, but sometimes this is not enough. In these cases, it is best to remove the gallbladder before it can cause more serious problems. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy.

Today, most gallbladder surgeries are done laparoscopically. Four tiny incisions are made in the abdomen, and small tools are inserted through these tiny incisions to perform the surgery. Because the incisions are much smaller, recovery time is much faster with this type of surgery. Patients are usually discharged from the hospital the same day. Sometimes, open surgery is used to remove a gallbladder. In this type of surgery, a cut about six inches long is made in the upper right abdomen. After the gallbladder is removed, it is sutured or stapled closed. With open surgery, patients usually stay in the hospital for two to three days to recover before they are discharged.

Gallbladder removal, like any surgery, carries some risks, such as bleeding, infection, or the development of blood clots. Your doctor will tell you how to minimize your risk for complications. After your surgery, avoid strenuous activity for several days. Don’t soak in a bath until your sutures or staples have been removed. Wash your hands before touching the area around your incision. It will take a couple of days until you are feeling like yourself again and a few weeks until the scar has healed and faded.