We found 64 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Miami, FL.

Dr. Saqib Masroor, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Saqib Masroor works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Masroor include robotic surgery. Dr. Masroor takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His 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. Zaher Issam Nuwayhid, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests encompass weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Nuwayhid completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes 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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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $812
Dr. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 208
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rego include heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Rego completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He takes 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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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,576
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548
Dr. Jorge Luis Sosa, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Other
3499 W 4th Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Sosa is a bariatric surgeon. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Dr. Sosa is professionally affiliated with Palmetto General Hospital. Dr. Sosa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Donald Williams specializes in cardiothoracic 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. Williams graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is 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
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rogerio Carrillo is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Carrillo graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine.

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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
Dr. Wen-Hsiang P Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Wen-Hsiang Lee is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lee has received 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami, Miami VA Healthcare System, and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's specialty is surgery. His clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Menzo at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Menzo graduated from the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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

Dr. Seth Dodds' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Dodds average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dodds is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Dodds 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)

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests: 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. Dr. Tzakis is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's training includes residency programs 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 the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald specializes in plastic surgery. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. Dr. McDonald takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Mauricio Fernando Herrera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herrera include arthroscopic surgery, leg problems, and sports health. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrera accepts. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Herrera is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $2,835 - $5,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,272
Dr. Rafael J Fernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2916 S. Douglas Road; Suiite 1
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fernandez's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fernandez include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Fernandez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Miami, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Thaller is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thaller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Thaller is 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. Alejandro Posada, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2601 South West 37th Avenue; Suite 602
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Posada is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Posada attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Posada include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated Dr. Posada highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Posada 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. Dr. Posada is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Emiliano Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8396 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Santiago's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santiago include warts, cancer surgery, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Santiago 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: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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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