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

Dr. Taine Pechet practices thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pechet attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pechet has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Nathaniel Rutherford Evans III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nathaniel Evans is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Evans is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Evans studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Evans completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Pleural Effusion, Thymectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Acid ... (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. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received distinctions including South Jersey Magazine "2010 Top Physician" and South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physicians". He is affiliated with Cooper University 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. Harrison Timothy Pitcher, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harrison Pitcher is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Pitcher is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. 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. Dr. Pitcher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and St. Mary's Hospital. He 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, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal ... (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' specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His clinical interests include advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Samuels accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. Dr. Samuels's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeto is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Szeto has received distinctions including Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017. 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. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 North 39th Street, Phi 2nd Floor; Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove's specialty is cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Hargrove takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hargrove's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2017; 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. Scott W Cowan, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Cowan is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Cowan is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cowan trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Pleural Effusion, Thymectomy, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Myasthenia ... (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 specialist in pediatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mattei include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Mattei honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mattei attended Harvard Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mattei include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Kucharczuk sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Kucharczuk's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kucharczuk has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2017; and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. 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. John Walter Entwistle III, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 607
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Entwistle is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Entwistle include advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dr. Rohinton J Morris, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
111 S 11th Street; Gibbon Building, Suite 6210
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Rohinton Morris' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). On average, patients gave Dr. Morris a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Morris has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. He is accepting 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. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jarrar include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Jarrar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Roman V Petrov, PhD, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3401 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Roman Petrov is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Petrov is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include AATS Graham Foundation Scholarship for Ethicon Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship.; Memorial Health System Recognition for Excellence in Trauma Care.; and Best Score Among All Residents/American Board of Thoracic Surgery In-service Examination Award.. He speaks Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Sarcoma, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymoma, Robotic ... (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). Dr. Vallabhajosyula accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Vallabhajosyula attended Yale School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street; Suite 507
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Kirkland attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kirkland takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2017.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $701

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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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