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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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,760
  • Medicare Cost: $735
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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,774
  • Medicare Cost: $702
Dr. Naaman Abdullah, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Naaman Abdullah's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Aventura, FL. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, Dr. Abdullah performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include heart surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AvMed, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,170 - $2,748
  • Medicare Cost: $310 - $659
Dr. Alberto Sergio Santibanez-Gallerani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
20950 Ne 27th Court; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gallerani works as a plastic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallerani include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Gallerani is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. 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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gallerani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gallerani has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher Robert Demassi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Demassi specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Hollywood, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Demassi include minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Demassi obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial 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. Demassi takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Demassi has received include 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sheikh's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jacob Tangir is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Tangir (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Tangir is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tangir completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,799
  • Medicare Cost: $1,157
Dr. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
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. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cohen's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sher accepts. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sher completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sher speaks Spanish. He is open to 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)

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. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Italian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Eierle include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. He is 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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)

Dr. Kenneth Mark Zide, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Zide is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). 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. Zide obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $631
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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,214
  • Medicare Cost: $699
Dr. Richard Edgar Strain Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite H
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Richard Strain is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Strain attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strain honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Frank Cirisano is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Delray Beach, FL and Aventura, FL. Dr. Cirisano is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Bethesda Health, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cirisano honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,022 - $5,455
  • Medicare Cost: $1,509 - $2,082
Dr. John Cogan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 605
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. John Cogan, who practices in Pembroke Pines, FL, Hollywood, FL, and Aventura, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). 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. Cogan graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $980 - $1,950
  • Medicare Cost: $511 - $1,008
Dr. Steven Gorin, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 350
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Aventura, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorin include 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. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Gorin studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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