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

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Nuwayhid attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional 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. Saqib Masroor, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Saqib Masroor is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Plantation, FL. In his practice, Dr. Masroor focuses on robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Masroor is professionally affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, JFK Medical Center - North Campus, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Donald Williams is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Williams has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Jorge Luis Sosa, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Other
3499 W 4th Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Sosa is a Hialeah, FL physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sosa is especially interested in sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Palmetto General Hospital.

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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. Alfredo Rego, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 208
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Rego is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Rego focuses on heart surgery. Dr. Rego's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Rego attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Carrillo is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He accepts 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 the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Carrillo is 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
Dr. Seth Detchon Dodds, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Nw 17th Street; Suite 10a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Dodds specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Dodds completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Dodds offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Wen-Hsiang Lee practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee trained at Wilmer Eye Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lee has received 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. Dr. Lee is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lee is 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, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rafael Fernandez specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Fernandez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Fernandez attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald practices plastic surgery in Miami, FL and Jacksonville, FL. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. McDonald trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. McDonald's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. McDonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Max Lionel Polo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
221 Aragon Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Max Polo's medical specialty is plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Polo is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at UNC Hospitals and Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Polo attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Polo average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Polo has received distinctions including Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons, President; Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Board of Directors; and Miami Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Tumor Site Team.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Before completing Dr. Tzakis's residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tzakis include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). The average patient rating for Dr. Tzakis is 5.0 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. Tzakis accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis 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's professional 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, Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 902
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis is a plastic surgery specialist. After attending the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Varkarakis completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and breast reconstruction revision. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varkarakis has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor's Honors Edition, Who's Who; America's Top Surgeons 2015, Consumer's Research Council Of America; and Patients Choice Award, vitals. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Varkarakis's professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Thaller's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Thaller trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Thaller's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Thaller's hospital/clinic 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, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio Fernando Herrera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, leg problems, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Herrera is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Herrera attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Herrera's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $2,835 - $5,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,272
Dr. Jorge Arturo Fernandez-Sanchez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 803
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Fernandez-Sanchez is a general OB/GYN. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include cancer, fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Fernandez-Sanchez is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez-Sanchez 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Urinary Incontinence, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Pain, Sexual ... (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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