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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 is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Media, PA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Vakil has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Heart ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ross's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $740 - $4,815
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $1,443
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's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in lung cancer and mediastinal cancer. Dr. Walker is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walker has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumor, Robotic Surgery

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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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tohamy accepts. Dr. Tohamy studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Zhitnikov attended medical school at Odessa State Medical University. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. 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 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. He completed his residency training at Christiana Care Health System. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramachandra is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone is professionally affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Delone is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of 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. He 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)

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

Dr. Mary Patton's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Patton welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for her residency. She has received the following distinctions: "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, Gallbladder Problems, ... (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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Beredjiklian's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Beredjiklian attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's Contracture, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Feehery practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Feehery attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Feehery's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and dizziness. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feehery accepts. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Otolaryngology; and Philadelphia magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,322
  • Medicare Cost: $506
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Bartol Avenue; Suite 100
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Malumed's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Malumed attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Orthodopedics, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Malumed has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Zurbach performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zurbach has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic ... (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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Broomall, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Trevlyn's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, bursitis, and synovectomy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Trevlyn attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Trevlyn has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedic Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Trevlyn welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $476
Dr. Guy M Nardella Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 301
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Guy Nardella is a medical specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nardella is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Nardella is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Nardella attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His distinctions 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Crozer Regional Cancer Center, Suite 241
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Robert Guilday is a general surgeon. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Guilday accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Guilday has received the following distinctions: Anna Fleer Research Award and "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Issues, Burn Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in electrophysiological (EP) study, electrocardiogram (EKG), and catheter ablation. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hessen attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Hessen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,430
  • Medicare Cost: $1,003

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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.