We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Coral Springs, FL.

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Dr. Paul Bernard Wizman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
5800 Colonial Drive; Suite 108
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Paul Wizman is a Margate, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Wizman's areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wizman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wizman takes.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,279
Dr. Cesar Augusto Alegre, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
7707 N University Drive; Suite 204
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Alegre's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, Dr. Alegre performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $598
Dr. Harris Gellman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3100 Coral Hills Drive; #305
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Harris Gellman sees patients in Pompano Beach, FL and Coral Springs, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave Dr. Gellman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Gellman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System, the University Hospital, and Broward Health Coral Springs. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,453
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $391
Dr. Jeremy Stephen Frank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
5830 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite #207
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Frank, who practices in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Frank attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Dr. Frank 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. His distinctions include: Clinical Honors in Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude equivalent (GPA 4.0/4.0), University of Texas at Austin. In addition to English, Dr. Frank speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Levens, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1725 North University Drive; Suite 300
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. David Levens' areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Coral Springs, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levens's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Levens honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Levens include: RealSelf Top Doctor; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Bernard J Zaragoza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 320
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Bernard Zaragoza specializes in general surgery. Dr. Zaragoza 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 medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zaragoza is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $4,438
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $794
Dr. Randolph B Cohen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
5830 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 207, Primary Office
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Randolph Cohen's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine; he sees patients in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zoyla A Almeida Cedeno, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4855 W. Hillsboro Boulevard; Suite B-13
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Zoyla Almeida's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Patients rated Dr. Almeida highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Almeida attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Almeida is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,799
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,175
Dr. Christopher Philip Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Urology
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Hollowell specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and pediatric urology. Dr. Hollowell 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 graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Health System and Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,595
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $737
Dr. Ahmed F Osman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2825 North State Road 7; Suite 303
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Ahmed Osman is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health. Dr. Osman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Osman obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Osman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $1,199 - $2,075
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569 - $994
Dr. Azeem M Sachedina, MD
Specializes in Urology
1670 N University Drive; Suite A
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Azeem Sachedina's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sachedina is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sachedina is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,954 - $2,327
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $737 - $895
Dr. Mini Varghese, MD
Specializes in Urology
5850 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Mini Varghese is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She 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. Dr. Varghese obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Memorial Health System and Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,580
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $737
Dr. David Porudominsky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2825 N State Road 7; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. David Porudominsky is a Margate, FL physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Porudominsky is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $3,279
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $547
Dr. Niranjan J Shintre, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 320
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Niranjan Shintre, who practices in Coral Springs, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 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. Shintre accepts. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Shintre attended medical school at Terna Medical College. Dr. Shintre is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $4,454
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $797
Dr. Amir Shariati, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5300 West Hillsboro Boulevard; Suite 207
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Amir Shariati is an urogynecologist in Coconut Creek, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shariati 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. He is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia. His medical residency was performed at Palmetto Health Richland. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health and Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 84
  • Charge (avg.): $2,387 - $2,475
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $821 - $1,094
Dr. Sameer Satija, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2825 N State Road 7; Suite 303
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Sameer Satija works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. He is affiliated with Broward Health. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Satija attended Emory University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,196
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $432

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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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