We found 342 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver POS near Camden, NJ.

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Pechet accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Pechet is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pechet 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.

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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)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 605e
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harrison Pitcher's medical specialty is thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Pitcher is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Pitcher attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. He is affiliated with 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, Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 607
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Louis Samuels works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samuels include rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Samuels 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'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 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)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 607
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Entwistle practices cardiothoracic surgery in Philadelphia, PA. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Entwistle accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. Dr. Entwistle welcomes 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)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Cowan works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cowan accepts. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Cowan has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Thymectomy, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, VATS Lobectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nathaniel Evans works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Evans's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $445 - $3,680
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $243 - $1,524

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto is a cardiac surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Szeto has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. In addition to English, Dr. Szeto speaks 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $9,071
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324

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

Dr. Peter Mattei's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mattei attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. Dr. Mattei's 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)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3 Cooper Plaza; Suite 403
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Highbloom is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Camden, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Highbloom include maze procedure, aortic dissection repair, and aortic valve replacement. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Jersey Magazine "2010 Top Physician" and South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physicians". Dr. Highbloom is 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)

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

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vallabhajosyula 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)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Singhal's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. Dr. Singhal takes Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 North 39th Street, Phi 2nd Floor; Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hargrove's 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. 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. His professional 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)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
230 N Broad Street; 744 North Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Laub practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Laub speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laub include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Laub's education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more.

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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)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, Pcam; West Pavilion Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kucharczuk's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kucharczuk has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. 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)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

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

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
219 N. Broad Street; The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Renza-Stingone is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. She has a special interest in robotic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Renza-Stingone attended New York Medical College for medical school. She has received the following distinctions: Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (Operation Enduring Freedom VIII); and NATO Medal for Service. Dr. Renza-Stingone is affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal ... (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.
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