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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
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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
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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. 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. 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. Heather Celia Williams, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Heather Williams specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. She is especially interested in hand problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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
Dr. Fernando J Bianco Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 200
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Bianco works as an urologist. He has a special interest in holistic medicine, cancer, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Bianco 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 attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Bianco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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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
Dr. Rolando Manuel Molina, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Molina practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. 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. Dr. Molina attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Molina's 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
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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Font-Rodriguez is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Font-Rodriguez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Font-Rodriguez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Font-Rodriguez welcomes 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
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Owens specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Owens is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Owens has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,768
  • Medicare Cost: $567
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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1475 Nw 12th Avenue; Code 310t
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William Sumner is a surgical oncologist. He is a graduate of 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.