We found 201 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Conshohocken, PA.

Dr. Scott Michael Goldman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue, Medical Science Building.; Suite 280
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Goldman is a heart surgeon and general surgeon in Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Goldman is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Goldman has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
Dr. Francis P Sutter, MD, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue, Medical Science Building.; Suite 280
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Francis Sutter is a cardiac surgery and general surgery specialist in Wynnewood, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. Dr. Sutter has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sutter is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ned Zachary Carp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 275 Lankenau Med Sci Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ned Carp, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Carp average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Carp is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carp welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Carp trained at Abington Memorial Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carp include: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Appendicitis, Breast Surgery, Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Biopsy, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Edward Samuels, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Louis Samuels specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and chest pain. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuels is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Samuels is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Samuels is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include heart valve infection. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Valve Infection, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
Dr. Richard Daniel Ing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 306 Mob North
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Richard Ing is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Ing is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ing include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. Dr. Ing is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ing is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic duodenal switch

All Interests: Colectomy, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ross Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Ross is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Ross attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He 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)

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
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, 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. Dr. Walker attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In his practice, Dr. Walker focuses on lung cancer and mediastinal cancer. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally 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, Mediastinal Tumor, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6 White; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Jarrar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Jarrar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Thymectomy, Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

Dr. John Edward Meilahn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
8815 Germantown Avenue; Suite 22b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Meilahn is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Meilahn completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,325
  • Medicare Cost: $1,773
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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Pablo Laje is a pediatric surgeon in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Laje honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hyperhidrosis, Neonatal Surgery

Dr. Randall William Culp, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 South Henderson Road, The Merion Building; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Randall Culp is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Culp's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Culp attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Culp is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Lee Osterman Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 South Henderson Road, The Merion Building; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman's areas of specialization are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Osterman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Osterman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Albert Abboud, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
234 Mall Boulevard; The Atrium Building Suite G30
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Abboud is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. Patients rated Dr. Abboud highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Abboud (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Abboud's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abboud's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,910 - $3,434
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $1,186
Dr. Blane Adam Sessions, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Blane Sessions is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Glen Mills, PA and King of Prussia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sessions include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Sessions's distinctions include: Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Yolanda Denise Heman-Ackah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
25 Bala Avenue; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah, who practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Heman-Ackah's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Heman-Ackah speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Tracheostomy, Sinus ... (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.