Dr. Joseph Lamelas MD
General Surgeons — Miami Beach, FLContact Dr. Lamelas
Dr. Joseph Lamelas specializes in general surgery, thoracic surgery, surgical critical care in Miami Beach, Florida. Details of Dr. Lamelas' 31 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at Universidad Central del Este (UCE) are available on your free doctor report.
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Primary Location for Dr. Lamelas
4300 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Joseph Lamelas identified specializing in
General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist., Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery
A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative care, and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. Included is the surgical care of coronary artery disease, cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the trachea, abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm. The management of the airway and injuries of the chest is within the scope of the specialty. Thoracic surgeons have the knowledge, experience and technical skills to accurately diagnose, operate upon safely, and effectively manage patients with thoracic diseases of the chest. This requires substantial knowledge of cardiorespiratory physiology and oncology, as well as capability in the use of heart assist devices, management of abnormal heart rhythms and drainage of the chest cavity, respiratory support systems, endoscopy, and invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques. No Sub-Specialty. and Surgical Critical CareSurgical Critical Care
A surgeon with expertise in the management of the critically ill and postoperative patient, particularly the trauma victim, who specializes in critical care medicine diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff, and other specialists.. He is certified in Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Joseph Lamelas accepts the following plans for Humana at 4300 Alton Rd
- Choice HMO Choice HMO
- ChoicePOS ChoicePOS
- Dell National EPO Dell National EPO
- HMO HMO
- HMO Premier HMO Premier
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A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Lamelas is affiliated with 1 hospital:
3663 S Miami Ave
EducationDr. Lamelas attended medical school at Universidad Central del Este (UCE) Escuela de Medicina. Facultad de Ciencias Medicas and graduated in 1982 having 31 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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