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Specializes in General Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 401
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lopez-Canino, who practices in Miami Lakes, FL and Aventura, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Lopez-Canino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Carlos J. Finlay Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Camaguey. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite #400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. John Abbensetts is an Aventura, FL physician who specializes in general practice, general surgery, and trauma surgery. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbensetts has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His practice is open to new patients.

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Eric Schiffman, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 320
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Eric Schiffman's specialties are general practice, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Schiffman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has received the distinction of Excellence Award for being the highest rated surgeon in patient satisfaction. In addition to English, Dr. Schiffman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, and Plantation General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. David Noel Bimston M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
average rating 4.87 stars (2 ratings)
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 200
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Bimston is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Hollywood, FL and Boca Raton, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has a special interest in endocrine surgery. Dr. Bimston takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington University School High Honors and Dean's List. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Surgery

Daniel Weingard, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
average rating 3.91 stars (14 ratings)
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Weingrad's specialties are general practice, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Aventura, FL and Miami, FL. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Weingrad has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weingrad include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Weingrad is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Melendez-Davidson practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Melendez-Davidson 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, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Melendez-Davidson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (4 ratings)
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Eckstein is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Eckstein is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Eckstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 400
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Seza Gulec is a general practitioner, general surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. 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. Gulec attended medical school at Ankara University. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. Dr. Gulec's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Leon Egozi MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
average rating 3 stars (13 ratings)
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 201
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Leon Egozi is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Aventura, FL and Miami Beach, FL. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of cool lipo, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and coolsculpting. Dr. Egozi is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Egozi 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. Egozi (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hyperhidrosis, Mastectomy, CoolSculpting, Skin Tightening, Cool Lipo

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 3.66 stars (3 ratings)
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 350, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brett Cohen is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Hollywood, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 301, Primary Office
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Bernardo Johr's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Johr accepts 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 Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Johr (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Dr. Khristian A. Noto MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.53 stars (8 ratings)
1400 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 221
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Khristian Noto, who practices in Miami Lakes, FL, Miami, FL, and North Miami Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Noto takes 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 Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3501 Johnson Street; Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Dafney Davare is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist. She is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Davare performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. 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.

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Ronald L. Stricoff MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6517 Taft Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Stricoff practices general surgery. He attended medical school at Xochicalco University. His residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Stricoff takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stricoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Broward Health North, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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Dr. Leopoldo Malvezzi MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 2.5 stars (1 rating)
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Leopoldo Malvezzi's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Malvezzi is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Malvezzi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Malvezzi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
average rating 3.5 stars (3 ratings)
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 555
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Julie Long specializes in pediatric general surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. Long is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Long's distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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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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