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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Edward Savage specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Savage's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer surgery, lobectomy, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Savage takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including - Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (ed.); Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (2nd Ed.).

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $976 - $6,546
  • Medicare Cost: $253 - $1,636
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Weston
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Sheffield's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sheffield attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. Dr. Sheffield is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23-24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Zeeshan is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeeshan include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and pericarditis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Zeeshan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Zeeshan is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchoscopy, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas Gerasimons Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing Dr. Tzakis's residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Liver Tumor, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Weiss's clinical interests: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Morrissey works as a gynecologic oncologist in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Morrissey's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Morrissey is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cervical Dysplasia, Vulvar Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Ovarian ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,875 - $3,110
  • Medicare Cost: $449 - $1,015
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Wael Barsoum practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee ligament injuries, joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Barsoum's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Barsoum average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barsoum is an in-network provider for 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: Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar; Reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and Journal of Arthroplasty; and Grant support from Orthopaedic Operating Room of the Future Program (Co-Investigator).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 31/32
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Gilot is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Gilot (or staff) speaks French and Haitian Creole. His areas of expertise include general orthopedics, arthroplasty, and clinical trials. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at the University Medical Center, Lafayette. Patient ratings for Dr. Gilot average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilot honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilot has received the following distinction: Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Shoulder Revision, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,158 - $5,081
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,212
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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner practices colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wexner is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wexner include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Wexner attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: Executive Health: Top Docs, South Florida CEO Business; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wexner is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Jose Baez-Escudero's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Baez-Escudero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Baez-Escudero include cryotherapy, orthostatic hypotension, and heart tumor. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Baez-Escudero trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of The Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Research Award, Heart Rhythm Society 2011, San Francisco CA.

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Clinical Interests: Cryosurgery, Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,032 - $4,065
  • Medicare Cost: $523 - $925
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2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Department of Gyn
Weston, FL
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Eric Hurtado include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Hurtado is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurtado takes. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Hurtado speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Urodynamic Testing, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Menzo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Menzo 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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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,388
  • Medicare Cost: $777
Dr. Martin I Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 14/15
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Martin Newman works as a plastic surgeon in Weston, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Newman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Newman's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and $0 U.S. News & World Report, Best Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Ercole is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ercole include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ercole takes. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ercole is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Urologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Suarez practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Suarez include hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, and knee injury. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Suarez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Revision, Bone Problems, Total Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Nogueras is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Weston, FL. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Nogueras's clinical interests include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 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. Nogueras takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nogueras has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida's Most Highly Regarded Physicians, Miami Metro magazine, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.. Dr. Nogueras speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (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.