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Dr. Stacey Su, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Su works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Su is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Su completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her distinctions include: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA); NIH Research Training Grant, Division of NIDDK; and Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Su (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
700 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Furukawa include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Furukawa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Furukawa has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. His professional affiliations include 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, Holistic Approaches, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 401; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Walter Scott is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Scott attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scott has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $736 - $2,958
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $964
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1584 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Ho Pak specializes in plastic surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, immunotherapy, and breast surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Pak graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pak's professional affiliations include Abington Health and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery, Immunotherapy, Breast Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $750 - $2,920
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $1,581
Dr. Prashant Chandrakant Shah, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashant Shah is a thoracic surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH), Scott & White Healthcare, and Jeanes Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $736 - $3,885
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $1,665
Dr. Elizabeth Patricia Renza-Stingone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2813 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Renza-Stingone's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Renza-Stingone include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renza-Stingone accepts. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (Operation Enduring Freedom VIII); and NATO Medal for Service.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramsey Michael Dallal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
60 E. Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Ramsey Dallal works as a bariatric surgeon in Elkins Park, PA and East Norriton, PA. His clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Dallal highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Dallal speaks Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,766
  • Medicare Cost: $1,916
Dr. John Edward Meilahn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
8815 Germantown Avenue; Suite 22
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Meilahn practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. His professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Meilahn attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,325
  • Medicare Cost: $1,773
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Alfred Trang is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Trang has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Trang attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Pablo Laje sees patients in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric surgery. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Laje accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hyperhidrosis, Neonatal Surgery

Dr. Arthur Joseph Barnaby Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 104
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Barnaby is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnaby accepts. He graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Mercy Physician Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,263
  • Medicare Cost: $561
Dr. Robert Guy Uzzo, MD
Specializes in Urology
1235 Old York Road; Suite 210
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Robert Uzzo is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Elkins Park, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Einstein Healthcare Network, and Abington Health. Dr. Uzzo's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Uzzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Uzzo has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Transplant Procedures, Penile Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Evan Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Urology
1235 Old York Road; Suite 210
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Richard Greenberg is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Greenberg is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Greenberg attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Greenberg is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Adrenal Disorders, Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,680 - $2,415
  • Medicare Cost: $302 - $410
Dr. Nestor Felix Esnaola, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Esnaola sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Esnaola has indicated that his clinical interests include stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Esnaola obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Selected Member, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; Best Doctors in America; and Top Doctor, US News and World Report. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Dr. David Yen Tang Tang Chen, MD
Specializes in Urology
8 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA
 

Dr. David Chen's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Chen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Chen has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Penile Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Greg Anderson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2630 Holme Avenue; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. D. Anderson is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Philadelphia, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and lower back strain. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Anderson attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Anderson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Anderson takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back ... (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.