We found 57 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's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vakil is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training 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 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: , 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 works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross honors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Ross is accepting 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 is a surgical oncologist and thoracic surgeon in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Walker attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Walker include lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery, U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Walker is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting 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
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Acp 11, Suite 326
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Zhitnikov 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. Dr. Zhitnikov completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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)

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

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. 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 graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally 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)

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 works in Philadelphia, PA, Springfield, PA, and Darby, PA. Dr. Ramachandra's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramachandra takes. Dr. Ramachandra's residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System.

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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, General Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 306 Pobi
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Delone include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Delone attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Delone's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Beredjiklian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. These areas are among his clinical interests: lower back strain, patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee), and torticollis. Dr. Beredjiklian is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patient ratings for Dr. Beredjiklian average 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beredjiklian takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Beredjiklian has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is open to 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, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Feehery's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Feehery highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Feehery include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and dizziness. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Feehery accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training 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.

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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, who practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Patton is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Patton studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Patton has received distinctions including "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, who practices in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Zurbach is especially interested in ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff surgery, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today. Dr. Zurbach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Broomall, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Media, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Trevlyn is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trevlyn include rotator cuff surgery, proximal row carpectomy, and bursitis. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trevlyn accepts. Dr. Trevlyn welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Trevlyn trained 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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Malumed is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, arthroscopic surgery, and ACL reconstruction. Dr. Malumed takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Orthodopedics, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Malumed's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Philadelphia, PA, Upland, PA, and Springfield, PA. Dr. Hessen's areas of clinical interest consist of electrophysiological (EP) study, electrocardiogram (EKG), and catheter ablation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Hessen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Crozer-Keystone Health System. 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. Charles Dewitt Hummer III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
One Medical Ctr Boulevard; Ccmc Pob Ii Suite 324
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Charles Hummer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hummer attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hummer include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. Dr. Hummer has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hummer takes. Dr. Hummer has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement

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 plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Nardella highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Nardella is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received distinctions including "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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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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