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

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Eckstein performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Eckstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He 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
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally 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 is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rego include heart surgery. Dr. Rego's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Rego attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rego accepts.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,576
  • Medicare Cost: $548
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
601 North Flamingo Road; Suite 213
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Hialeah, FL. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Nuwayhid is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nuwayhid takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $812
Dr. Jeremy Boyd White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3230 Stirling Road; Suite 3
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Hollywood, FL and Aventura, FL. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. White is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. White's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. White's 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 is a specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He works in Hollywood, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Schnitt is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He 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. Dr. Schnitt is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Schnitt trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Alberto Sergio Santibanez-Gallerani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
20950 Ne 27th Court; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gallerani's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Gallerani attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gallerani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gallerani's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Dr. Sheikh obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Marshall Ephraim Stauber, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3702 Washington Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Marshall Stauber's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Stauber obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000
  • Medicare Cost: $8,264 - $8,326
Dr. Christopher Robert Demassi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Demassi sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Demassi completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. 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. Demassi has received professional recognition including the following: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Alvaro Garcia sees patients in Pembroke Pines, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and 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. Garcia takes. Dr. Garcia's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,214
  • Medicare Cost: $699
Dr. Carl Christopher Eierle, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Carl Eierle specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eierle include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eierle accepts. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Italian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Arthritis, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 213
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Sheldon is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. Patients gave Dr. Sheldon an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheldon 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. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

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

Dr. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Cohen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite #330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Sher's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sher takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Frank Dominic Cirisano Jr., MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
21355 East Dixie Highway; Unit 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Frank Cirisano's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Cirisano average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cirisano honors 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 and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Bethesda Health, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,022 - $5,455
  • Medicare Cost: $1,509 - $2,082

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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.