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

Dr. Taine Pechet is a specialist in thoracic surgery. 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. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Harrison Timothy Pitcher, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 605e
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harrison Pitcher's areas of specialization are thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Pitcher include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and atherosclerosis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Pitcher's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Samuels include rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Samuels attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuels 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. He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. John Entwistle's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Entwistle takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his 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. 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, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Cowan's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cowan include emphysema, lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Cowan's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cowan takes. Dr. Cowan studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Thymectomy, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, VATS Lobectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nathaniel Evans works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Evans is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Evans attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Thymectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Acid Reflux, ... (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. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto works as a cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szeto include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Szeto is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Szeto include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Szeto's 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $9,071
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
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 surgery specialist. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mattei's training includes residency programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Mattei honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

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. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. These areas are among Dr. Highbloom's clinical interests: maze procedure, aortic dissection repair, and aortic valve replacement. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Highbloom include: South Jersey Magazine "2010 Top Physician" and South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physicians". He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vallabhajosyula is affiliated with 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. Sunil Singhal, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Singhal is a chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Singhal include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singhal takes. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Malignant Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Non-Small ... (Read more)

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 cardiac surgeon. Dr. Hargrove's areas of expertise include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hargrove has received the following distinctions: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014.

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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. Glenn Warren Laub, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
230 N Broad Street; 744 North Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Laub practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Laub's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Heart Valve Surgery, Varicose Veins, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Kucharczuk sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kucharczuk include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kucharczuk takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. Dr. Kucharczuk's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Furukawa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
219 N. Broad Street; The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Renza-Stingone is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Renza-Stingone attended medical school at New York Medical College. She has received distinctions including Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (Operation Enduring Freedom VIII); and NATO Medal for Service. Dr. Renza-Stingone's professional affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal ... (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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