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We found 72 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Miami, FL.

Dr. Ronald Norman Reis, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 702
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Reis practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Reis graduated from Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer and lung surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reis speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $650
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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1611 North West 12th Avenue; Po Box 016960 (r-114)
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dao Nguyen, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He 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. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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. Jorge Luis Sosa, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Other
3499 West 4 Avenue; Suite 201, Primary Office
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Sosa, who practices in Hialeah, FL, is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Sosa 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Sosa's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500 - $8,500
  • Medicare Cost: $776 - $2,151
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Donald Williams sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. 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. Dr. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is 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. Zaher Issam Nuwayhid, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. In his practice, Dr. Nuwayhid focuses on weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nuwayhid honors. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Nuwayhid attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Nuwayhid speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $812
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 208
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego practices cardiothoracic surgery in Doral, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Rego's clinical interests encompass heart surgery. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rego speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,576
  • Medicare Cost: $548
Dr. Rogerio G Carrillo, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rogerio Carrillo's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Carrillo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine. He is 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
Dr. Wen-Hsiang P Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. W. Lee's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. After attending 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 has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise 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 is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Tzakis performed 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Liver Tumor, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo practices surgery in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Menzo's areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Menzo attended the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo accepts 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: , 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. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 902
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis is a specialist in plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varkarakis takes. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received the following distinctions: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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. Dr. Dodds has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Dodds attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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)

Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald practices plastic surgery. Dr. McDonald studied medicine 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He 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. Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Herrera's areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Herrera attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 71
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,835 - $5,260
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $1,272
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. Dr. Thaller's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He 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 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 the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Thaller's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Rolando Manuel Molina, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Molina is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Molina attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. He 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. Molina is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Thyroid Problems, Tumor

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $760 - $3,575
  • Medicare Cost: $370 - $551

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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.