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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. Dr. Vakil is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vakil is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Ross graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, 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 sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer and mediastinal cancer. Dr. Walker honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Walker's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Tohamy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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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, who practices in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Odessa State Medical University, he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zhitnikov has received the following distinctions: 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. 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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA, Springfield, PA, and Darby, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramachandra honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His medical residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Delone's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Delone has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, 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 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 specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patton graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patton include: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Patton is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Colectomy, Burns, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Zurbach has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Zurbach attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, bursitis, and synovectomy. Dr. Trevlyn is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trevlyn takes. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trevlyn include: "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, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $476
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). Dr. Hessen's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Hessen has a closed panel.

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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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beredjiklian takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beredjiklian include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests encompass knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Hummer graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hummer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today. Dr. Hummer is open to new patients.

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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 practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Dr. Nardella's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Nardella is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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). Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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)

Dr. Frank Presby Giammattei, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Medical Ctr Boulevard; Ccmc Pob Ii Suite 324
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Frank Giammattei is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Giammattei is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Giammattei has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $600
Dr. John Michael Feehery, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. John Feehery specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Italian. These areas are among Dr. Feehery's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and dizziness. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Feehery's training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Otolaryngology; and Philadelphia magazine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Feehery's 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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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.