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We found 41 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
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Hollywood, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Eckstein's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Eckstein 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
Dr. Brett Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Hollywood, FL. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Cohen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cohen is 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. Naaman Abdullah, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Naaman Abdullah practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include heart surgery. Amerigroup, AvMed, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdullah takes. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Abdullah speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gallerani average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallerani include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Gallerani has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 gynecologic oncology specialist. He is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tangir's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts 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. Tangir (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. 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)

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

Dr. Christopher Demassi is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Demassi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite #330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Sher is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sher obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Eierle's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Eierle 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 practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Aventura, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Zide studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Zide completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He 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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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 works as a general surgeon in Pembroke Pines, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Garcia average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia accepts. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Strain has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Strain's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Cogan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
603 North Flamingo Road; Suite 255
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. John Cogan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cogan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. He accepts 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: 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 orthopedist in Aventura, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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. Gorin graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gorin is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Appel's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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