We found 37 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Pompano Beach, FL.

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4900 W Oakland Park Boulevard; 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Rego is especially interested in heart surgery. His professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He takes 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 the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rego speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,576
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548
Dr. Paul Bernard Wizman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
5800 Colonial Drive; Suite 108
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Paul Wizman is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wizman include sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Dr. Wizman has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wizman is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,279
Dr. David Alan Rankin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2322 E. Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Rankin practices plastic surgery. Dr. Rankin's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Rankin has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rankin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2701 North East 14th Street Causeway; Suite 5, Pembroke Pines, Floor 33026
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheikh accepts. He has received distinctions including 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. 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. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other
5597 N. Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in shoulder problems and elbow problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy accepts. Dr. Levy attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 113
  • Charge (avg.): $1,678 - $2,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $199 - $1,212
Dr. David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 North Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Gilbert attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patients gave Dr. Gilbert an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Pain, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alan Padden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. David Padden specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee surgery, hip surgery, and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Padden average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Padden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Padden is 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. Ashish Kumar Sahai, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Natura Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Sahai practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sahai is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North. 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. Dr. Sahai attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $25,100 - $25,327
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $7,303 - $8,199
Dr. Robert Patrick Norton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Natura Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Norton is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Norton honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Norton graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For Dr. Norton's professional training, Dr. Norton completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Rainer Elmar Sachse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2818 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rainer Sachse is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sachse include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sachse accepts. He graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erol Andrew Yoldas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5400 North Federal Highway; Suite 102
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Erol Yoldas works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yoldas 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. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Yoldas is affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 165
  • Charge (avg.): $743 - $1,790
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $123 - $737
Dr. Floyd Leigh Phillips III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2100 E. Sample Road; Suite 102
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. F. Phillips works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Phillips's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Phillips average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 North Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Delgado-Garcia works as an orthopedist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Delgado-Garcia include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Delgado-Garcia 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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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
2830 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Schiuma, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schiuma average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, spine problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Schiuma takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Schiuma trained at Kings County Hospital Center. He speaks Italian. Dr. Schiuma is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, Hip Problems, Disabilities

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. Dominic Kleinhenz is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lighthouse Point, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kleinhenz has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Mufaddal Taher Ghadiali, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
6405 N Federal Highway; Suite 402
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Mufaddal Ghadiali's areas of specialization are general surgery and trauma surgery; he sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Ghadiali graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 is affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $4,457
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $804

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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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