We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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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 attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rego include heart surgery. Dr. Rego is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital (Coral Gables, FL), and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart 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 specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Chousleb 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 trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

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

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

Dr. Jeremy White's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. White attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. White welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Jupiter, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Rankin is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Hospital. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Rankin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Michael Thomas Reilly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41 Compass Island
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Reilly average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Reilly graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sheikh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Sheikh has an open panel.

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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. David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Gilbert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gilbert takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Pain, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2830 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Schiuma's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schiuma's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, spine problems, and shoulder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schiuma honors. Dr. Schiuma's residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, Hip Problems, Disabilities

Dr. Christopher Philip Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Urology
2951 Nw 49 Avenue; Suite 308
Fort Lauderdale, 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
1841 Ne 45th Street
Fort Lauderdale, 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. Rainer Elmar Sachse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2818 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rainer Sachse is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sachse average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachse's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Dr. Sachse is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Vladislav Gorbatiy, MD
Specializes in Urology
1200 E. Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Vladislav Gorbatiy is an urologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gorbatiy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is especially interested in robotic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gorbatiy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gorbatiy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Gorbatiy is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Celso Agner, MS, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Interventional Neurology
1625 Se 3rd Avenue; Suite 623
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Celso Agner practices vascular neurology and interventional neurology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of São Paulo and Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Agner takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $462
Dr. Eric Scott Chenven, MD
Specializes in Urology
1200 E. Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Chenven is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Chenven is affiliated with Broward Health. 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 Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ron Arison, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2438 E Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ron Arison sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Arison studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Arison is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,370
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $782
Dr. Mini Varghese, MD
Specializes in Urology
2951 Nw 49 Avenue; Suite 308
Fort Lauderdale, 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

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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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