We found 36 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Dr. Saqib Masroor, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21097 Northeast 27th Court; Suite 480
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Saqib Masroor works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Masroor include robotic surgery. Dr. Masroor takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Brett Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Hollywood, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He graduated from 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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cohen takes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Specializes in General Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 401
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lopez-Canino practices general surgery in Miami Lakes, FL and Aventura, FL. Dr. Lopez-Canino honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Carlos J. Finlay Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Camaguey. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $4,333
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $369
Dr. Alvaro Ivan Garcia, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2253 N University Drive; Primary Office
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Alvaro Garcia is a Pembroke Pines, FL physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Garcia's areas of expertise include dysport injection, juvederm, and lipoma excision. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Garcia 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 welcomes 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
Dr. Carl Christopher Eierle, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Carl Eierle works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. Dr. Eierle honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Eierle (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). 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. Jacob Tangir, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 400
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Tangir's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Tangir accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Tangir (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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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
Dr. David Alan Padden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 North Flamingo Road; Suite 316, Primary Office
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. David Padden is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Padden include knee surgery, hip surgery, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Padden is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Padden 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 professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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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)

Dr. Christopher Robert Demassi, MD
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. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive spine surgery, epilepsy, and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Demassi is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Alberto Gallerani's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallerani include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallerani honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Gallerani has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gallerani is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sheikh has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his 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 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. Jeffrey Alan Hertz, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3850 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 302
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hertz practices vascular surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Hertz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3241 Executive Way
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Clearwater, FL. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Krolick has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular stent grafting

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yoav Barnavon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 550
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yoav Barnavon is a Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Barnavon is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Barnavon is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinctions: 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)

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

Dr. Richard Strain works as an orthopedist in Hollywood, FL. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Strain is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. His professional 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)

Dr. Jeremy Stephen Frank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 345
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Frank, who practices in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Frank accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Clinical Honors in Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude equivalent (GPA 4.0/4.0), University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Frank is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jerry Sher sees patients in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sher attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sher honors. Dr. Sher 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)

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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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