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We found 21 general surgeons who accept United Healthcare HMO near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. David Bimston works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bimston completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington University School High Honors and Dean's List. Dr. Bimston's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2205 N University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Horacio Schlaen is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schlaen accepts. His education and training includes medical school at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a general surgery specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Garcia's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Garcia's training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Eckstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Eckstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Eckstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Mark William Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
2301 North University Drive; Suite 203
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Mark Gordon's medical specialty is general surgery. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Gordon attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon 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.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Problems, Endoscopy

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 211
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Emil Matei works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. Dr. Matei (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Romanian, and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Matei graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Matei has received the following distinctions: Gates Pharmaceutical Award for Excellence in the Study of Medicine and Jameson Chassin Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
603 North Flamingo Road; Suite 255
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Patricio Rosa's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Rosa studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Rosa's residency was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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 medical specialty is plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Hwee graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic Florida and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. The average patient rating for Dr. Hwee is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Hwee is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Brett Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Cohen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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 and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Ronald Stricoff practices general surgery. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Stricoff attended Xochicalco University for medical school. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Stricoff (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Broward Health North, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in General Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 211
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Dexter Sereda is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Sereda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Bernardo Manuel Johr, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 301
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Bernardo Johr is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Aventura, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Johr is professionally affiliated with 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. Before performing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Johr attended Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Johr (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Bugarin works as a general surgeon and critical care specialist in Tampa, FL and Hollywood, FL. Dr. Bugarin attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bugarin honors. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Abbensetts' specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Abbensetts is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Abbensetts offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Weingrad's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Aventura, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Weingrad has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Weingrad attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Weingrad has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
601 N. Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Mark Altschuler practices general surgery and vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altschuler honors. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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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.