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Dr. Zaher Issam Nuwayhid, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1600 South Andrews Avenue; West Wing 1090, Primary Office
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. In his practice, Dr. Nuwayhid focuses on weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nuwayhid accepts. Dr. Nuwayhid obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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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. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4900 West Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 105
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego, who practices in Doral, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and Aventura, FL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in heart surgery. He accepts 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 San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Rego performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rego is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,576
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548
Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; Suite 1090 West Wing
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Elias Chousleb's specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Chousleb's areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at New York Hospital Queens for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dr. Eric Jason Stelnicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
100 S.e. 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Stelnicki specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Stelnicki include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Stelnicki's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital Miramar, and Bethesda Health. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Stelnicki's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. Stelnicki accepts. Dr. Stelnicki has received professional recognition including the following: Robert Ivy award, AAPS.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Boyd White, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3230 Stirling Road; Suite 3
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. White is rated 5.0 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. Dr. White has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. David Alan Rankin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2322 E. Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Rankin's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Rankin speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Hospital. Dr. Rankin graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. Alan Stuart Routman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 210
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alan Routman works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Routman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Gabriel T Schnickel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist. Dr. Schnickel graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. 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. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Jon Simon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3201 N Federal Highway; Suite 302
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Peter Simon's specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Simon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Simon's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

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

Dr. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 1st Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tzakis at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tzakis takes. Dr. Tzakis graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's professional training, Dr. Tzakis completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tzakis has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Diego C Reino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reino graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reino's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Levy has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder problems and elbow problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Levy welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 113
  • Charge (avg.): $1,678 - $2,965
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $199 - $1,212
Dr. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos sees patients in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Zervos obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. These areas are among his clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zervos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Thomassen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2800 E Commercial Boulevard; Suite 103
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Thomassen is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomassen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Thomassen graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Thomassen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Lifestyle Lift, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. John Manuel Rivas, MD
Specializes in Transplant Hepatology, Transplant Surgery, Adult Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Rivas works as a transplant hepatologist, transplant surgeon, and adult hepatologist in Weston, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. These areas are among Dr. Rivas's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivas takes. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Rivas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheikh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Sheikh trained at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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