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Saqib Masroor, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Practice, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Saqib Masroor sees patients in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Plantation, FL. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general practice, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Masroor has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center - North Campus, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Northwest Hospital. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Masroor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Zaher Issam Nuwayhid MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Nuwayhid include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Nuwayhid is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Nuwayhid attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Nuwayhid takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Donald Williams is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Williams accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $7,401
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,568
Dr. Roger G. Carrillo M.D.
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Carrillo is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Miami, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Carrillo is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 141
  • Charge (avg.): $1,525 - $3,960
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $395 - $1,114
Alfredo Rego M.D.
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 1.5 stars (2 ratings)
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 208
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego is a vascular surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Doral, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and Aventura, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. Rego's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He honors 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 the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rego is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Jorge Luis Sosa M.D.
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Other
average rating 3.35 stars (16 ratings)
3499 W 4th Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Sosa is a specialist in bariatric surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Palmetto General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sosa attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sosa at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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: , laparoscopic gastric banding

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

Dr. Wen-Hsiang Lee PHD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Wen-Hsiang Lee works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's training includes residency programs at Wilmer Eye Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lee's distinctions include: Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Sumner Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; and Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Transplant Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami, and Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradford William Lee M.SC., M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Bradford Lee is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Miami, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include xeomin injection, rosacea, and liquid facelift. Dr. Lee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's distinctions include: Univ. of California San Diego Shiley Eye Institute Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award; ASOPRS Marvin L. Quickert Prize (top research thesis) Recognition; and Director of UCSD Resident Training Program - Cosmetic Injectables. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens and the University of Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Double Eyelid Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael J. Fernandez Jr. FACS, FAAOS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2916 S Douglas Road; Suite 1
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fernandez, who practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, leg problems, and foot problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez takes. Dr. Fernandez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

John Joseph Martin Jr Jr. PA, M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.9 stars (41 ratings)
2912 S Douglas Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. John Martin is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Martin completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Martin's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, voluma, and botox injection. Dr. Martin has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Brow ... (Read more)

Dr. William Scott McDonald MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 2.75 stars (2 ratings)
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. McDonald 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 Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. McDonald's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Andreas G. Tzakis MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis's patients gave Dr. Tzakis an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Tzakis 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 honors. Dr. Tzakis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency 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) is conversant in Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Liver Tumor, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
average rating 3.08 stars (3 ratings)
3641 South Miami Avenue; Suite 221, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Interian's specialties are general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Miami, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Interian average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, cardioversion, and cryosurgery. Dr. Interian is affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Interian attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Interian has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Cryosurgery, Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000 - $3,960
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $212 - $1,112
Dr. George Michael Varkarakis M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.91 stars (12 ratings)
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 902
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis' specialty is plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Varkarakis's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varkarakis has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor's Honors Edition, Who's Who; America's Top Surgeons 2015, Consumer's Research Council Of America; and Patients Choice Award, vitals.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Seth R. Thaller MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (3 ratings)
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Thaller's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thaller include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Thaller completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

Mauricio Fernando Herrera MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 3.04 stars (6 ratings)
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herrera include arthroscopic surgery, leg problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrera is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Herrera is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Leg Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $2,835 - $5,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,272

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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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