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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3411
Media, PA
 

Dr. Hassan Vakil, who practices in Media, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vakil takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Vakil studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital Health Center 3, Suite 3
Media, PA
 

Dr. Michael Walker is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive procedures and esophagectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Walker's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Walker trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery Philadelphia Magazine2008.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ross Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3308
Media, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Ross' specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $740 - $4,815
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $1,443
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Acp 11, Suite 326
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Odessa State Medical University and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zhitnikov's distinctions include: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine Disorders, Morbid Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashanth R Ramachandra, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1001 Baltimore Pike; Suite 109
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Springfield, PA, and Darby, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Dr. Ramachandra takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Ramachandra completed a residency program at Christiana Care Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,909
  • Medicare Cost: $1,416
Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 306 Pobi
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone's medical specialty is plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Delone honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Delone attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Delone completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Delone has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Edward Hessen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 224
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Scott Hessen is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Philadelphia, PA, Upland, PA, and Springfield, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Hessen's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,430
  • Medicare Cost: $1,003
Dr. James Thomas McGlynn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard, Building 2; Suite 324
Upland, PA
 

Dr. James McGlynn is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McGlynn completed a residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass hip replacement and knee replacement. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Orthopaedic Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. McGlynn is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,250 - $3,025
  • Medicare Cost: $145 - $1,186
Dr. John Michael Feehery, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. John Feehery sees patients in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feehery's clinical interests include throat problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Feehery include: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Otolaryngology; and Philadelphia magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Feehery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Immunotherapy, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,322
  • Medicare Cost: $506
Dr. James Michael Zurbach, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard, Building 2; Suite 324
Upland, PA
 

Dr. James Zurbach is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zurbach's clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Zurbach accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Zurbach attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Osteotomy

Dr. Shirley Shiiuh-Leei Shih, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Shirley Shih works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shih include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Shih's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shih completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1068 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital Hcc 2, Suite 2302
Media, PA
 

Dr. Dean Trevlyn's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in sports health and shoulder reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Trevlyn is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trevlyn accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Trevlyn has received include "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedic Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $476
Dr. Frank Presby Giammattei, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard, Building 2; Suite 324
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Frank Giammattei specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Giammattei's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Giammattei attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. His distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Giammattei is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $600
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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Mary Patton is a general surgeon and intensivist. Dr. Patton is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Patton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Burns, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir Nalin Parikh, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Samir Parikh is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Media, PA and West Chester, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include colorectal surgery procedures and rectal cancer. Dr. Parikh is affiliated with Penn Medicine, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Parikh is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at York Hospital for residency. Dr. Parikh has received the distinction of Published research in Radiation Proctitis.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer

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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.