We found 68 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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Reis has a special interest in lung cancer and lung surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reis's hospital/clinic 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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dylewski include lung cancer and lung surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dylewski honors. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Dylewski has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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. Zaher Issam Nuwayhid, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nuwayhid's clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). 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. In addition to English, Dr. Nuwayhid speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $812
Dr. John Derosimo, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6200 Sw 72 Street; Suite 604
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Derosimo is a chest surgeon in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, thyroid problems, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Derosimo honors 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 Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Derosimo completed residency programs at UH Case Medical Center and Albany Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Coral Gables, FL, Weston, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL. These areas are among Dr. Leo's clinical interests: steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leo 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.

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

Dr. William McDonald is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McDonald's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Roger Khouri is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Khouri average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khouri 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 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khouri include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional 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, 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dylewski include postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), sick sinus syndrome, and syncope (fainting). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dylewski honors. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Dylewski completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dylewski is professionally affiliated with Arrhythmia Management Institute of South Florida and Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rotemberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She 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. Rotemberg studied medicine at Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo. She completed her residency training at UH Case Medical Center. Dr. Rotemberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Deirdre Margaret Marshall, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6360 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Deirdre Marshall specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marshall include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Marshall a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marshall attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Marshall trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Marshall's professional affiliations include 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. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 902
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varkarakis include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varkarakis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Varkarakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Varkarakis include: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Varkarakis is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 Miami, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include cancer, ulcers, and incontinence. Dr. Szomstein is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Szomstein attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Szomstein completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Spectrum Health, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Szomstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Szomstein is professionally affiliated with 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. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3150 Sw 38th Avenue; Suite 600
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ouelette sees patients in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and Miami Beach, FL. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Ouelette highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include carpal tunnel syndrome. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ouelette speaks Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are physical therapy and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani include heart problems. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Cooper's areas of expertise include neck problems and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cooper include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Chairman's Award, Florida Board Medicine. Dr. Cooper is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller practices plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Thaller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Thaller is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thaller's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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