We found 58 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Chester, PA.

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

Dr. Hassan Vakil works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Media, PA. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Vakil has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vakil is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal ... (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, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ross attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (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 works as a surgical oncologist and thoracic surgeon. His clinical interests include lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). Dr. Walker honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. 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. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tohamy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Zhitnikov honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Odessa State Medical University and residency at Westchester Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zhitnikov include: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Zhitnikov 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Springfield, PA, and Darby, PA. His professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Dr. Ramachandra trained at Christiana Care Health System for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramachandra average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $2,909
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,416
Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 306 Pobi
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Delone attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Delone is professionally affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Pedro Kirkor Beredjiklian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1118 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 4, Third Floor
Media, PA
 

Dr. Pedro Beredjiklian is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Beredjiklian is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lower back strain, patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee), and torticollis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Beredjiklian accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beredjiklian include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Beredjiklian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's Contracture, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Feehery, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. John Feehery is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and dizziness. Dr. Feehery is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Feehery attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Feehery's distinctions include: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Otolaryngology; and Philadelphia magazine. He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Sleep Problems, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Balance Disorders, Tympanostomy, Facial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,322
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Mary Patton specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Patton has a special interest in sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Patton welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Her distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Colectomy, Burns, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Zurbach, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Medical Ctr Boulevard; Ccmc Pob Ii Suite 324
Upland, PA
 

Dr. James Zurbach sees patients in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff surgery, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Dr. Zurbach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Zurbach attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Zurbach's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zurbach honors. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Aspiration, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dean Trevlyn sees patients in Broomall, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, proximal row carpectomy, and bursitis. Dr. Trevlyn is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Trevlyn is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedic Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Proximal Row Carpectomy, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $476
Dr. Guy M Nardella Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 301
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Guy Nardella practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Nardella's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nardella has an open panel. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nardella include: "Top Doctors" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Bartol Avenue; Suite 100
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Malumed is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Ridley Park, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Malumed include meniscus repair, arthroscopic surgery, and ACL reconstruction. Dr. Malumed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Malumed honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Orthodopedics, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Philadelphia, PA, Upland, PA, and Springfield, PA. Dr. Hessen has indicated that his clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study, electrocardiogram (EKG), and catheter ablation. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Hessen's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,430
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,003
Dr. David Steven Zelouf, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Bartol Avenue, Suite 101; Taylor Hospital, Jones Office Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Zelouf's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Zelouf's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Proximal Row Carpectomy, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (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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