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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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Reis's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer and lung surgery. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Reis attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $650
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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sosa is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Sosa completed his residency training 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 Thoracic Surgery
1611 North West 12th Avenue; Po Box 016960 (r-114)
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
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
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. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 208
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His clinical interests include heart surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rego takes. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rego 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. Zaher Issam Nuwayhid, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Nuwayhid attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Nuwayhid has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nuwayhid's 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
1201 N.w. 16th Street
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
1201 N.w. 16th 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
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
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. 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)

Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 902
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Varkarakis is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varkarakis is closed to new patients at this time. 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 professional recognition including the following: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Herrera takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 affiliated with 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 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. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
150 W Flagler Street; Museum Tower, Penthouse
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Miller average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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