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Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pechet accepts. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pechet attended Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathaniel Rutherford Evans III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nathaniel Evans specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Evans's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Evans attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Pleural Effusion, Thymectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $445 - $3,680
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $243 - $1,524
Dr. Richard Yale Highbloom, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3 Cooper Plaza; Suite 403
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Highbloom is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Highbloom's clinical interests include maze procedure, aortic dissection repair, and aortic valve replacement. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Highbloom honors. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Highbloom trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His distinctions include: South Jersey Magazine "2010 Top Physician" and South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physicians". Dr. Highbloom is affiliated with Cooper University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Aortic Dissection Repair, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Harrison Timothy Pitcher, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harrison Pitcher's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Pitcher is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Pitcher is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and St. Mary's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Edward Samuels, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 607
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Louis Samuels works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Samuels's clinical interests include advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samuels accepts. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. Dr. Samuels's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Samuels welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto practices cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szeto include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient ratings for Dr. Szeto average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Szeto obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017. He speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Disease, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aneurysm, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $9,071
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
Dr. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 North 39th Street, Phi 2nd Floor; Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hargrove attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Hargrove is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott W Cowan, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Cowan specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cowan include emphysema, lung cancer, and myasthenia gravis. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cowan accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Cowan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Pleural Effusion, Thymectomy, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter A Mattei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatric General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei is a pediatric surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Mattei include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, Pcam; West Pavilion Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kucharczuk include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kucharczuk attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kucharczuk has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2017; and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. John Walter Entwistle III, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 607
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Entwistle's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Entwistle is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. Dr. Entwistle welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rohinton J Morris, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
111 S 11th Street; Gibbon Building, Suite 6210
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Rohinton Morris sees patients in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Morris completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2015,2014,2013,2012,2011.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar works as a thoracic surgeon. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Jarrar attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Jarrar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Roman V Petrov, PhD, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3401 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Roman Petrov, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Petrov is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Petrov has received professional recognition including the following: AATS Graham Foundation Scholarship for Ethicon Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship.; Memorial Health System Recognition for Excellence in Trauma Care.; and Best Score Among All Residents/American Board of Thoracic Surgery In-service Examination Award..

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Sarcoma, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymoma, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula's areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street; Suite 507
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. Dr. Kirkland's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Kirkland is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirkland takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kirkland has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2017.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $701

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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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