We found 51 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near South Miami, FL.

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 works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and chest surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer and lung surgery. Dr. Dylewski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 83
  • Charge (avg.): $753 - $6,295
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nuwayhid include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nuwayhid is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $812
Dr. John Derosimo, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6200 Sw 72 Street; Suite 604
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Derosimo specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Miami, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at UH Case Medical Center and Albany Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Derosimo include emphysema, thyroid problems, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Derosimo takes. Dr. Derosimo's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $981 - $6,299
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $280 - $1,730
Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2750 Douglas Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Coconut Grove, FL, Miami, FL, and Key Biscayne, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Khouri's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. 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. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Khouri has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors; and ESPRAS Great Debate winner, Breast Augmentation: Implants vs Fat Grafts. In addition to English, Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. William McDonald works as a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McDonald attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Brian Leo is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Leo's areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, PCL ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deirdre Marshall works as a plastic surgeon in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Marshall attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Marshall include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. On average, patients gave Dr. Marshall a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the distinction of 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, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Varkarakis works as a plastic surgeon in Miami, FL. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varkarakis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Varkarakis has received include Patient choice award --- vitals.com; Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Top Doctor's Honors Edition, Who's Who. In addition to English, Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg's specialty is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Rotemberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo and then went on to complete her residency at UH Case Medical Center. Dr. Rotemberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Rotemberg is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Max Lionel Polo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6280 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Max Polo is a specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Polo average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polo takes. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at UNC Hospitals and Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Polo's distinctions include: Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons, President; Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Board of Directors; and Miami Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Tumor Site Team. In addition to English, Dr. Polo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 506
Coconut Grove, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Miami, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Miller average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Miller's training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Marcos Szomstein specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Miami, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Luis Razetti School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Spectrum Health, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Szomstein's clinical interests include cancer, ulcers, and incontinence. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Szomstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $3,628
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,822
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 practices physical therapy and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani's clinical interests encompass heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani graduated from Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,900 - $2,532
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $596 - $1,129
Dr. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Thaller is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Thaller completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. 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 and Miami, FL. Dr. Cooper has a special interest in neck problems and hip problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cooper accepts. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Cooper attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His distinctions 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. His professional affiliations include 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. Rafael David Gottenger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 205
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Gottenger is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Gottenger (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gottenger include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. After attending Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Dr. Gottenger completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Gottenger has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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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