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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Pechet include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. Dr. Pechet is accepting 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $545 - $4,791
  • Medicare Cost: $188 - $1,581
Dr. Harrison Timothy Pitcher, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 605e
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harrison Pitcher works as a chest surgeon and intensivist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pitcher include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Pitcher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. 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.

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

Dr. John Entwistle is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. Dr. Entwistle is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency.

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

Dr. Louis Samuels specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Samuels's areas of expertise include heart transplant, heart failure, and chest pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Samuels attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Samuels has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Attack, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Evans include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Evans attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Evans's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $445 - $3,680
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $1,524
Dr. Scott W Cowan, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Cowan is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Cowan accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Thymectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Interstitial Lung ... (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 in Philadelphia, PA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Szeto honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His distinctions 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 is professionally affiliated with 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. Sunil Singhal, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Singhal sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Singhal's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Singhal 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. 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. His clinical interests include maze procedure, aortic dissection repair, and aortic valve replacement. Dr. Highbloom honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Highbloom include: South Jersey Magazine "2010 Top Physician" and South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physicians". Dr. Highbloom 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. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula practices cardiac surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hargrove honors. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Hargrove's training includes residency programs at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Glenn Warren Laub, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
230 N Broad Street; 744 North Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Laub works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Laub's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatric General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei is a specialist in pediatric surgery. He has a special interest in cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Mattei accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mattei attended Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, Pcam; West Pavilion Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk works as a thoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kucharczuk takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 is affiliated with 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 practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His clinical interests include holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Furukawa takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac ... (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.