We found 16 general surgeons who accept United Healthcare HMO near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In Dr. Bimston's practice, he is particularly interested in endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with 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. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Hollywood, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Eckstein is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eckstein takes.

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

Dr. Alvaro Garcia's medical specialty is general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Garcia completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include colorectal problems, stomach problems, and breast issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Pidhorecky attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pidhorecky has received the following distinction: Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients' Choice Award. In addition to English, he speaks Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include 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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Pembroke Pines, FL and Delray Beach, FL. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosa honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Rosa speaks Spanish. He 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Matei (or staff) speaks Spanish and Romanian. Dr. Matei's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Long a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Long attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include 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 specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Patient ratings for Dr. Hwee average 5.0 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. In addition to English, Dr. Hwee speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen 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 medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. Melendez-Davidson graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Deerfield Beach, FL and Hollywood, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Broward Health North, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Stricoff attended medical school at Xochicalco University. In addition to English, Dr. Stricoff (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Bugarin is a physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Bugarin is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Bugarin attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bugarin completed a residency program at Washington Hospital Center.

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

Dr. John Abbensetts is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Abbensetts's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Abbensetts has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. David Evan Mound Drucker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 555, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Drucker's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Drucker is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Drucker include: Second Prize, Virginia Chapter ACS, Committee on Trauma and Bigger-Lehman Award for Resident Research, Virginia Surgical Society.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Magilen specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Aventura, FL. 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 Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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Dr. Jill Suzanne Whitehouse, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 555, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jill Whitehouse's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Whitehouse's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.