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We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Essential near Miramar, FL.

Dr. Jeremy Gallego Gallego Eckstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Hollywood, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Eckstein's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Eckstein is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,760
  • Medicare Cost: $735
Dr. Brett Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Hollywood, FL. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Cohen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,774
  • Medicare Cost: $702
Dr. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 580
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He is especially interested in heart surgery. Dr. Rego is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, Dr. Rego speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,576
  • Medicare Cost: $548
Dr. Jeremy Boyd White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
20950 Ne 27th Court; Suite 302
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. White takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. White attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. White (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 490
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt works as a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and pediatric plastic surgeon. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schnitt honors 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10794 Pines Boulevard; Suite 104
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Sheikh has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher Robert Demassi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Demassi is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Demassi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Medtronic Spine Fellow Academic Grant, Congress of Neurological Surgeons; Depuy Spine Society Academic Grant, World Federation of Neurological Surgeons; and Medtronic Spine Academic Grant, Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Movement Disorders, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy Surgery

Dr. John Cogan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
603 North Flamingo Road; Suite 255
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. John Cogan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cogan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $980 - $1,950
  • Medicare Cost: $511 - $1,008
Dr. Jeremy Stephen Frank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 345
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Frank's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frank attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His distinctions include: Clinical Honors in Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude equivalent (GPA 4.0/4.0), University of Texas at Austin. In addition to English, Dr. Frank speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Yoav Barnavon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 550
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yoav Barnavon sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnavon's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Barnavon attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barnavon has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Barnavon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Awais Kittu Humayun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4420 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Awais Humayun is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Humayun accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Humayun attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is conversant in Hindi-Urdu. Dr. Humayun's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,650 - $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $527 - $902
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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2905 North Commerce Parkway
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Neldes Marranzini's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marranzini honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $100
  • Medicare Cost: $99
Dr. Anel Alvarado, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 211
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Anel Alvarado is a general surgeon in Pembroke Pines, FL. 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. Alvarado is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alvarado is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2905 North Commerce Parkway
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Brian Polner works as an internist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Miramar, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Polner is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. 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. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Polner speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $100
  • Medicare Cost: $99
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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 300
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Jack Pines works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Hallandale, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. 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. Pines graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,463
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Mark Stephen Soloway, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
20801 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 203
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Mark Soloway works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Soloway accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,205 - $3,090
  • Medicare Cost: $239 - $903

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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.