We found 32 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. Brett Cohen sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,774
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $702

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
20950 Ne 27th Court; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gallerani works as a plastic surgeon. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallerani include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gallerani 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 received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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)

Specializes in General Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 308
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Alvaro Garcia is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Garcia has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include dysport injection, juvederm, and lipoma excision. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Garcia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Garcia's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Tattoo Removal, Restylane, Radiesse, Mohs Surgery, Lipoma Excision, Botox ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,214
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $699

Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Demassi, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Demassi's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. 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. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 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. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Sheikh performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Jerry Sher specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sher attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 550
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yoav Barnavon practices 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, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with 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. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Barnavon has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Barnavon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brad Cohen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 400
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Tangir is a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Tangir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Tangir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,799
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,157

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Carl Eierle, who practices in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Eierle (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian. He has a special interest in knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. Dr. Eierle is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Eierle attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. 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. He has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 North Flamingo Road; Suite 316, Primary Office
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. David Padden is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pembroke Pines, FL and Lighthouse Point, FL. Dr. Padden's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in knee surgery, hip surgery, and orthopedic surgery. He is 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. Padden accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Padden attended St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Zide is a cardiac electrophysiologist. He is an in-network provider for 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 Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Zide attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Zide is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,354
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $631

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 350
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Aventura, FL. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorin accepts. Dr. Gorin speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3127 W Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 102
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Appel sees patients in Hallandale, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Appel completed a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Appel honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 103
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Andres Sarraga specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Aventura, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarraga include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Sarraga takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite H, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Richard Strain's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Strain has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Strain include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Strain's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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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.
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