We found 26 general surgeons near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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 670, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt is a specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He works in Hollywood, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Schnitt's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Schnitt's medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. David Noel Bimston, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 200, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Bimston works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bimston include endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Bimston obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bimston takes. He has received the distinction of Washington University School High Honors and Dean's List.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Surgery

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

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Hollywood, FL. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Eckstein 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. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Eckstein attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Eckstein speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Juan Dario Arenas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 550, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Juan Arenas specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Hollywood, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arenas include kidney transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arenas takes. Dr. Arenas's education and training includes medical school at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Arenas speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Transplant

Dr. Alvaro Ivan Garcia, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 308
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Alvaro Garcia's specialty is general surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Ihor Pidhorecky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 211
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Ihor Pidhorecky is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Pidhorecky attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include colorectal problems, stomach problems, and breast issues. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients' Choice Award. Dr. Pidhorecky is conversant in Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Liver Disease, Cancer, Melanoma, Breast Issues, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricio Rosa Sierra, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
603 North Flamingo Road; Suite 255, Primary Office
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Patricio Rosa, who practices in Pembroke Pines, FL and Delray Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Rosa's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosa is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Emil M Matei, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 211
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Emil Matei is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Matei average 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts 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 New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Matei's distinctions include: Gates Pharmaceutical Award for Excellence in the Study of Medicine and Jameson Chassin Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Matei (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Romanian.

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Dr. Julie Ann Long, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 555, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Julie Long is a pediatric general surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Long is 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Long trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Yin Kan Kan Hwee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1201 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 200
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yin Hwee's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Hwee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Hwee attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Dr. Brett Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Joseph William Melendez-Davidson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Melendez-Davidson is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Melendez-Davidson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Melendez-Davidson attended Ponce School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Surgical Procedures, Neurostimulator Implant

Dr. Ronald Lawrence Stricoff, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6517 Taft Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Stricoff, who practices in Deerfield Beach, FL and Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Stricoff is a graduate of Xochicalco University and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stricoff (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Broward Health North, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Elizabeth Patricia Bugarin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Bugarin's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She practices in Tampa, FL and Hollywood, FL. Dr. Bugarin is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. John Abbensetts practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Abbensetts's training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Abbensetts is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite #400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. John Berne works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Aventura, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berne accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.