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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 practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Pechet's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. His distinctions 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Pechet welcomes new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $545 - $4,791
  • Medicare Cost: $188 - $1,581
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. His areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Entwistle obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed 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 area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cowan include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cowan's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cowan accepts. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nathaniel Evans practices cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Evans honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Evans's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $445 - $3,680
  • Medicare Cost: $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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Szeto attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient ratings for Dr. Szeto average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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 is conversant in 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

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,071
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
Dr. Harrison Timothy Pitcher, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 605e
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harrison Pitcher is a chest surgeon and intensive care specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pitcher include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Pitcher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Myocarditis, Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (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 specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singhal include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kucharczuk obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kucharczuk has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. He 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. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 North 39th Street, Phi 2nd Floor; Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hargrove attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hargrove has received distinctions including 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. 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: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Nimesh Dilip Desai, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nimesh Desai practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, ventricular assist device (VAD), and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aorta ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,393
  • Medicare Cost: $1,277
Dr. Matthew Lanier Williams, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Williams works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Williams obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,575
  • Medicare Cost: $941
Dr. Richard Yale Highbloom, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3 Cooper Plaza; Suite 403
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Highbloom, who practices in Camden, NJ, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, aortic dissection repair, and aortic valve replacement. Dr. Highbloom is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Highbloom trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for his residency. He has received distinctions including South Jersey Magazine "2010 Top Physician" and South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physicians". He is professionally 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. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street; Suite 507
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirkland's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. 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 - 2016. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $701
Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Furukawa attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furukawa include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Furukawa has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. 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: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Holistic Approaches, Heart Valve ... (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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laub include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Laub honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Laub speaks Spanish.

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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)

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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.