We found 361 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Camden, NJ.

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

Dr. Taine Pechet is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Pechet takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Pechet has received the following distinctions: 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. He is open to 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. 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); he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. 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. Dr. Pitcher's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and atherosclerosis. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. 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. 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 in Philadelphia, PA and Glen Mills, PA. He graduated from 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. He is especially interested in cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. Dr. Mattei 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. Nathaniel Rutherford Evans III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nathaniel Evans' medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Evans's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Evans is open to new patients.

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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. Richard Yale Highbloom, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3 Cooper Plaza; Suite 403
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Highbloom specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Camden, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Highbloom include maze procedure, aortic dissection repair, and aortic valve replacement. Dr. Highbloom is affiliated with Cooper University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Highbloom has received include South Jersey Magazine "2010 Top Physician" and South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top 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. 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 the following: rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Samuels's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Philadelphia, PA. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Entwistle trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Entwistle's areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Entwistle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. 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, 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' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Morris trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Morris's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Morris is open to 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. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Szeto is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Szeto's hospital/clinic 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. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Jarrar's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jarrar accepts. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Thymectomy, Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Video-Assisted ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is professionally 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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cowan accepts. Dr. Cowan obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of 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: Thymectomy, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, VATS Lobectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula's specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vallabhajosyula takes.

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

Dr. Glenn Laub's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Laub's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Laub completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Laub is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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's specialty is thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Kucharczuk has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. 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: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

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

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

Dr. Nimesh Desai is a cardiac surgeon. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, ventricular assist device (VAD), and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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 Toronto. 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: Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aorta ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $8,393
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,277

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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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