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We found 43 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,760
  • Medicare Cost: $735
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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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 is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Abdullah's clinical interests encompass heart surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Abdullah trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AvMed, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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 is a plastic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Gallerani's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Gallerani's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gallerani 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 has received the distinction of 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)

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Sheikh is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sheikh completed a residency program 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 languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Sheikh is accepting 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. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Cohen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he 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. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Jerry Sher is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sher is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sher trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sher speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jacob Tangir's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Tangir's education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tangir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,799
  • Medicare Cost: $1,157
Dr. Christopher Robert Demassi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Demassi, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Demassi focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Demassi studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He 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.

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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'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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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 sees patients in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Eierle honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Eierle attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Aventura, FL. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zide graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Zide is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $631
Dr. John Cogan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 605, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. John Cogan's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Cogan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gorin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Gorin's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gorin speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Andrew Appel works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Hallandale, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Appel attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Richard Edgar Strain Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite H, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Richard Strain specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hollywood, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Strain average 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Strain is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Strain accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Strain completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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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.