We found 361 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver POS near Camden, NJ.

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

Dr. Taine Pechet's specialty is thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pechet include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Pechet has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pitcher studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa for his residency. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Pitcher 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. 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. His clinical interests include 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 honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Entwistle completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and chest pain. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuels is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Samuels is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Samuels 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. Nathaniel Rutherford Evans III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nathaniel Evans' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Evans's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Evans is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He 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

  • 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 practices cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Cowan graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Cowan accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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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 works as a heart surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patients gave Dr. Szeto an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeto accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. He is conversant in Chinese. He 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 specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. Dr. Singhal's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He honors Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Singhal attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Williams attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Camden, NJ. Dr. Highbloom's areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, aortic dissection repair, and aortic valve replacement. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Highbloom completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Highbloom has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. His areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vallabhajosyula accepts. Dr. Vallabhajosyula graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His professional 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: 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 works as a heart surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hargrove attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in 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, Workers' Compensation, and more. 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's 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)

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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. Dr. Mattei studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mattei has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. He is 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. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, Pcam; West Pavilion Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kucharczuk include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kucharczuk attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kucharczuk include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Furukawa's clinical interests: holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Furukawa honors. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. Dr. Furukawa 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)

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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.