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We found 65 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near South Miami, FL.

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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer and lung surgery. Dr. Reis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Reis's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $650
Dr. Mark Richard Dylewski, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
6201 Sw 70th Street; Suite 104
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mark Dylewski, who practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dylewski include lung cancer and lung surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dylewski completed residency programs at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Dylewski has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 83
  • Uninsured Cost: $753 - $6,295
  • Medicare Cost: $216 - $1,710
Dr. John Derosimo, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6200 Sw 72 Street; Suite 604
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Derosimo works as a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Derosimo's areas of expertise include emphysema, thyroid problems, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at UH Case Medical Center and Albany Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lung Surgery, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $981 - $6,299
  • Medicare Cost: $280 - $1,730
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Brian Leo, who practices in Coral Gables, FL, Weston, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Leo has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Leo include: The Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Award and Golden Key National Honor Society Blue Key Leadership Honorary National Dean's List. Dr. Leo is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 902
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Varkarakis at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varkarakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Varkarakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2750 Douglas Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Khouri's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Khouri attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $548
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6705 Sw 57th Ave (same As Red Road); Suite 500
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Dylewski works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and South Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dylewski include postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), sick sinus syndrome, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Dylewski is affiliated with Arrhythmia Management Institute of South Florida and Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Dylewski studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dylewski completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Dylewski speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $559
Dr. Deirdre Margaret Marshall, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6360 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Deirdre Marshall is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Marshall's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Marshall accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald is a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McDonald attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Silvia Cristina Cristina Rotemberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7300 Sw 62nd Place; Suite
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Rotemberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Rotemberg's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rotemberg studied medicine at Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo. She trained at UH Case Medical Center for her residency. She 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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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. After attending 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 has a special interest in cancer, ulcers, and incontinence. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Szomstein honors 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. Szomstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Cancer, Ulcers, Tumor

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,628
  • Medicare Cost: $1,822
Dr. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller practices plastic surgery in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Thaller is rated 4.5 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. Dr. Thaller graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3150 Sw 38th Avenue; Suite 600
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ouelette is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ouelette has indicated that her clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Ouelette completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,954
  • Medicare Cost: $347
Dr. Hakop Haftevani Hrachian Haftevani, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 802
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hakop Hrachian-Haftevani is a physical therapy and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, South Miami, FL, and Miami, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani include heart problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and Persian. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,900 - $2,532
  • Medicare Cost: $596 - $1,129
Dr. Jack Sewell Cooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 301
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jack Cooper's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neck problems and hip problems. Dr. Cooper accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Chairman's Award, Florida Board Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cooper's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neck ... (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's medical specialty is hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Balaguer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. Dr. Balaguer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,691
  • Medicare Cost: $470

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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.