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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 specializes in thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Pechet is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pechet 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. 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 is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Entwistle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. His practice 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. Scott W Cowan, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Cowan, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Cowan's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cowan studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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. Harrison Timothy Pitcher, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 605e
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harrison Pitcher works as a thoracic surgeon and intensivist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pitcher include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Pitcher completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Evans attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans takes.

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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 is a heart surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Szeto is conversant in 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

  • 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 practices thoracic surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Singhal's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. 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 and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. These areas are among Dr. Samuels's clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and chest pain. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Samuels is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. John Kucharczuk's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. 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, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kucharczuk has received distinctions including 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. He 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. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula is a cardiac surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Vallabhajosyula attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. 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: , 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and practices 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 areas of expertise include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hargrove 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. 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. Nimesh Dilip Desai, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nimesh Desai's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, ventricular assist device (VAD), and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency.

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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 cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, aortic dissection repair, and aortic valve replacement. Dr. Highbloom is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Highbloom honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Highbloom 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. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street; Suite 507
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kirkland is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirkland obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2016. His hospital/clinic 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 works as a heart surgeon. Dr. Furukawa's areas of expertise include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Furukawa attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016.

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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)

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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.