BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL

  • 800 MEADOWS RD, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, 33486, PHONE: 561-362-5002

How Surgeons at This Hospital Perform, by Procedure

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An individual surgeon who performs this procedure at this hospital.

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Knee Replacement
Hip Replacement
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Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic
Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Posterior Column
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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Anterior Column

Prostate Removal: No surgeons met the volume requirement of 20 for this procedure.

Prostate Resection: No surgeons met the volume requirement of 20 for this procedure.

Cervical (Neck) Spinal Fusion: No surgeons met the volume requirement of 20 for this procedure.

How we calculated these rates: Guided by top researchers and doctors, ProPublica used Medicare data from 2009-2013 to identify cases where a patient died in the hospital or had to be readmitted within 30 days for a problem related to one of these elective procedures. We then calculated complication rates for surgeons, carefully accounting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. These rates are calculated using data from Medicare records, which do not include patients with private insurance or in another program like Medicaid. A surgeon’s rate spans all hospitals at which he or she operates and is not unique to a given hospital. Read our methodology »

Important: Some surgeons may no longer be operating at this hospital.

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Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement (ICD-9-CM code 81.54)

Replace diseased knee joint with an artificial knee. The most common reason for a knee replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

ANTHONY SAKER »
Performed Procedure 63 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

1.8%
DAVID BUCHALTER »
Performed Procedure 276 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

1.9%
MARC GOLDEN »
Performed Procedure 43 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

1.9%
ALAN SAPERSTEIN »
Performed Procedure 26 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.0%
EDGAR HANDAL »
Performed Procedure 78 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.2%
CHARLES STEWART »
Performed Procedure 296 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.4%
JASON WEISSTEIN »
Performed Procedure 176 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.4%
ROBERT ZANN »
Performed Procedure 960 times
Complications 27
Raw complication rate 2.8%
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.6%
MARC BERGMAN »
Performed Procedure 23 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.7%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

MELVIN YOUNG, MANISH GUPTA, WILLIAM NULL

Hospital Misattributions:

This hospital also billed Medicare for fewer than 11 cases of this procedure that were attributed to non-surgeons. Because the surgeon’s identity is uncertain, we do not report them. Of these cases, 0 resulted in complications.

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Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement (ICD-9-CM code 81.51)

Replace diseased hip joint with an artificial hip joint. The most common reason for a hip replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

JASON WEISSTEIN »
Performed Procedure 161 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.2%
ROBERT ZANN »
Performed Procedure 841 times
Complications 21
Raw complication rate 2.5%
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.4%
DAVID BUCHALTER »
Performed Procedure 122 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.4%
MARC BERGMAN »
Performed Procedure 30 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.5%
ALAN SAPERSTEIN »
Performed Procedure 27 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.2%
EDGAR HANDAL »
Performed Procedure 180 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.4%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

MARC GOLDEN, MELVIN YOUNG

The following surgeons also perform procedures at a hospital that has misattributed surgeons’ identities, so we are not reporting their results:

MANISH GUPTA

Hospital Misattributions:

This hospital also billed Medicare for fewer than 11 cases of this procedure that were attributed to non-surgeons. Because the surgeon’s identity is uncertain, we do not report them. Of these cases, 0 resulted in complications.

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Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ICD-9-CM code 51.23)

Minimally invasive gallbladder removal. This is performed most commonly when gallstones are blocking the flow of bile. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

JOSE YEGUEZ »
Performed Procedure 49 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.7%
GARY LEHR »
Performed Procedure 20 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.1%
MATTHEW KLEIN »
Performed Procedure 33 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.2%
MICHAEL MALLIS »
Performed Procedure 23 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.4%
JONATHAN WIDEROFF »
Performed Procedure 101 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.5%
AVRAHAM BELIZON »
Performed Procedure 47 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

5.5%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

CAMIL SADER, JOHN MOTTA, STANTON DODSON, RONALD STRICOFF, ANDREW ROSS, ANGELA JONES, MANUEL MOLINA, JAMES BARRON, JOSEPH COLLETTA, KARIN BLUMOFE, ILAN AVIN

Hospital Misattributions:

This hospital also billed Medicare for fewer than 11 cases of this procedure that were attributed to non-surgeons. Because the surgeon’s identity is uncertain, we do not report them. Of these cases, 0 resulted in complications.

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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Posterior Column and Approach

Fusing two or more vertebrae in the lower back; performed on the back of the spine, incision in the back (ICD-9-CM code 81.07)

The fusing of two or more vertebrae in the lower back, performed on the back portion of the spine. One of the most common reasons is the narrowing of the space between the vertebrae, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain. It can also be done because of disc degeneration or a condition where one bone in the back slides forward over the bone below it. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

STEWART EIDELSON »
Performed Procedure 117 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.2%
JEFFREY FERNYHOUGH »
Performed Procedure 27 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.3%
EDWARD CHUNG »
Performed Procedure 23 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.9%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

ASHISH SAHAI, EVAN PACKER, NATHANIEL LOWEN

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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Anterior Column, Posterior Approach

Fusing two or more vertebrae in the lower back; performed on the front of the spine, incision in the back (ICD-9-CM code 81.08)

The fusing of two or more vertebrae in the lower back, performed on the front portion of the spine. One of the most common reasons is the narrowing of the space between the vertebrae, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain. It can also be done because of disc degeneration or a condition where one bone in the back slides forward over the bone below it. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

STEWART EIDELSON »
Performed Procedure 76 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.2%
JEFFREY FERNYHOUGH »
Performed Procedure 40 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.9%
JOB DORCIL »
Performed Procedure 63 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

5.4%
EDWARD CHUNG »
Performed Procedure 20 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

6.3%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

ASHISH SAHAI, EVAN PACKER, LLOYD ZUCKER, LEON ABRAM, NATHANIEL LOWEN

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