We found 63 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. Omar Hidalgo Llaguna, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
7800 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite B210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Omar Llaguna specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Llaguna's areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, liver disease, and tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Medical Student Teaching Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; and Surgical Resident Scholarly Achievement Award, Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Llaguna speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Liver Disease, Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Tumor

Dr. Stephen Anthony Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; Suite 2230
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wolfe works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolfe's clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. 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. Wolfe is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Wolfe trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Down Syndrome, Ptosis Repair, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sergio Carlos Villegas Rojas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
6705 Red Road; Suite 504
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Villegas is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Villegas's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Villegas include breast cancer and back problems. Dr. Villegas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Michael Richard Renfrow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
8755 Sw 94th Street; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Renfrow practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Renfrow attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, liver disease, and breast cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renfrow honors. In addition to English, Dr. Renfrow speaks Spanish. Dr. Renfrow is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nix Health, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Liver Disease, Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Breast Cancer

Dr. Francisco J Estevez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 205
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Estevez is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Dr. Estevez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Jose Ignacio Garri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Garri is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garri include oral surgery, eyelid surgery, and chin surgery. Dr. Garri takes 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 Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Garri is professionally affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and South Miami Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chin Surgery, Facelift, Brow Lift, Spider Veins, Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Joaquin Balaguer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8905 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eric Balaguer is a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and orthopedist. Dr. Balaguer's areas of clinical interest consist of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and elbow problems. 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 attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Balaguer trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. Dr. Balaguer (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. A. Enrique Enrique Whittwell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6705 Sw 57th Avenue; Suite 416
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Augusto Whittwell is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include obesity, thyroid problems, and ulcers. Dr. Whittwell is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Whittwell's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes 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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Clinical interests: Eating Disorders, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Ulcers, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcos Szomstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9500 S Dadeland Boulevard; Suite 802
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Szomstein is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise consist of cancer, ulcers, and incontinence. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szomstein takes. He studied medicine at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Spectrum Health, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Szomstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Szomstein is professionally affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Cancer, Ulcers, Tumor

Dr. Carlos Emiliano Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
6705 Red Road; Suite 504
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Santiago is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Santiago's areas of expertise include warts, cancer surgery, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Santiago's education and training includes medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Rafael Rabaza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6280 Sw 72 Street; Suite 410
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rabaza is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in obesity, spider veins, and varicose veins. Dr. Rabaza is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patients gave Dr. Rabaza an average rating of 3.0 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.

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Clinical interests: Spider Veins, Obesity, Hemorrhoids, Varicose Veins, Weight Loss

Dr. Eduardo Alfonzo Perez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite #603e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Perez, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Dr. Perez performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Amadeo Hernan Cabral, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 420
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amadeo Cabral is a specialist in general surgery. He studied medicine at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Cabral's residency was performed at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cabral is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Ronald Norman Reis, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
7600 Sw 57th Avenue; Suite 102a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Reis works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Dr. Reis speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reis include lung cancer and lung surgery. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Suburban General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Reis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery

Dr. Marco Teodoro Bologna, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
8950 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 607w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Marco Bologna's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bologna include heart surgery. Dr. Bologna is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Luis Razetti School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Bologna (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Surgery

Dr. Lisardo Garcia Garcia Covarrubias, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
8950 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 607w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lisado Covarrubias specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Miami, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Covarrubias 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 trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Covarrubias is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Surgery, Tumor, Emphysema

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.
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