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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 heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Miami, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer and lung surgery. Dr. Reis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Reis speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. 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. Nguyen graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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' medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,401
  • Medicare Cost: $1,568
Dr. Rogerio G Carrillo, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rogerio Carrillo is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Carrillo is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carrillo accepts. He graduated from 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). 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 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 is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lee 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. Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin.

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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 physician who specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's 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 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. Tzakis has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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 is a surgery specialist in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo's clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. 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. Menzo graduated from the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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' specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Varkarakis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. 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 Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. William McDonald's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise 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 is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. McDonald trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. McDonald 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: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Seth Thaller is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Thaller takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thaller graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He 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. Rolando Manuel Molina, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Molina specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. Dr. Molina honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Molina is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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
Dr. David E Font-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. David Font-Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Font-Rodriguez has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Font-Rodriguez include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Font-Rodriguez honors. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Font-Rodriguez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Font-Rodriguez's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,220 - $5,260
  • Medicare Cost: $216 - $1,301
Dr. Fernando J Bianco Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 200
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Bianco's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bianco's areas of expertise include holistic medicine, cancer, and incontinence. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Bianco (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Bianco's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Holistic Medicine, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,814 - $5,796
  • Medicare Cost: $922 - $1,917
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Owens is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Owens has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,768
  • Medicare Cost: $567
Dr. Heather Celia Williams, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Heather Williams is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Williams include hand problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. She 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. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Williams speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Electromyography, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,809
  • Medicare Cost: $332
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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1475 Nw 12th Avenue; Code 310t
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William Sumner is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Sumner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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

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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.