Dr. Brett Cohen, MD

Dr. Brett Cohen, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Brett Cohen, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Hollywood, FL. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

Memorial Division of General Surgery

4651 Sheridan St Ste 350

Hollywood, FL 33021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dimension Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GlobalHealth, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus

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Top Care Areas


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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen "Combine existing medical and surgical practices into a collaborative, multispecialty group that values each individual member and provides exemplary patient care defined by its quality, safety and value, remaining consistent with the culture and mission of an Integrated Memorial Healthcare System."


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acid Reflux
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss


  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic


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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/17/2013
    Amount or Range: $150,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: BROWARD COUNTY
    State: Florida
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Miami Jackson Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cohen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cohen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cohen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cohen to family and friends
based on 377 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Cohen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
Love Dr. Cohen. My old doctor's office never gave me a referral, Waited 1 year to see him, so happy. Great staff so professional, so helpful. LOVE LIZ
Love it!
Plantation, FL |
Amazing job, Thank you for helping me feel better. Gave me my life back
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I have only been a patient of Dr Cohen for a few months, but in that time, he, my coordinator Ashley and the rest of the office staff have been absolutely amazing. They all helped put all of my doubts aside and made me feel comfortable and at ease with my decision to get this life changing surgery. Dr Cohen's approach to his patients seems to be one of care in the pre and post op and helping me ensure I have all of the tools I will need for my greatest success getting and keeping off the weight.
Miramar, FL |
Excellent. Very patient and thorough. Extremely attentive and accurate. Staff is amazing too.
Hollywood, FL |
He is an amazing DR. Very Caring, Never rushes you in his office. Great surgeon, always returns calls.
in Hollywood, FL |
WONDERFUL! Best Doctor Ever
Hollywood, FL |
Very informative. Helpful and supportive.
Hollywood, FL |
Great Doc!
in Davie, FL |
I got severe pancreatitis which ended being necrotic pancreatitis. Dr. Cohen saw me right away when i was in ICU. Was very caring and professional as were all the doctor's in his group. He explained all the possibilities in my prognosis. Was very thorough. Followed me all the through a 4 month process of healing and returning to hospital 3 times for flair-ups. The third being when my JP drain fell out. Surgery removing gallbladder and cleaning up necrotic pancrease. He is the best you can get.
in Davie, FL |
Had bariatric surgery, lost excess weight, blood sugar dropped from sky high to normal. He knows what he's doing. I believe his survival rate is much higher than the norm . I am now healthy, look and feel good. I have recommended him to my daughter. Changed my life.
Manchester, MA |
Horrible!!!!! Gave me an antibiotic he knew I was allergic to. Told him and the hospital that I was allergic to it. Still I got it The allergic reaction caused damage to my right lung. Still can't breath the way I did prior to surgery. Have nurses, Drs. and therapists coming to my home... A short stay in hospital turned into 9 day stay. Went in for hernia operation. Still have the pain and now I can't breath. How would you rate him. Would not recommend him. Don't let him touch you. Beware
The doctor is very knowledgable, professional, take time and care about his patients, very humble. He is passionate about what he's doing and fulfils the true meaning of a doctor.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cohen accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) HMO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Dimension Health
    Dimension Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • GlobalHealth, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Preferred Medical Plan
  • Quality Health Plans
  • RockPort Health Care
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
    Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan HMO
    Family Health Plan POS
    Family Health Plan PPO
    TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program
    TRICARE Dental Program
    TRICARE Extra
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare HMO
    Tricare PPO
    TRICARE Prime Overseas
    TRICARE Prime Remote
    TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
    TRICARE Reserve Select
    TRICARE Retired Reserve
    TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
    Tricare South
    TRICARE Standard Overseas
    TRICARE Young Adult - Standard Option
    TRICARE Young Adult -Prime Option
    TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option (Prime Remote)
    TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option (USFHP)
    TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option Overseas
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Cohen has admitting privileges

Memorial Regional Hospital
3501 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL 33021
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Memorial Hospital Pembroke
7800 Sheridan St
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
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