We found 189 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Goldman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutter honors. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Sutter has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Carp's residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Patients gave Dr. Carp an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carp include: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Samuels is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuels is not accepting new patients at this time. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, ... (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 is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include aortic root replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and aortic stenosis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark for residency. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Dissection, Heart Valve Disease, Abdominal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
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, 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
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, 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)

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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. Dr. Ing is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ing studied medicine at 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. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6 White; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar specializes in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jarrar include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Jarrar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Jarrar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Meilahn practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Meilahn is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Meilahn takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,773
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 specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Osterman completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and wrist fracture. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Osterman has received distinctions including Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Osterman is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has a closed panel.

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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. 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 hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Culp at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culp honors. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Culp completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Proximal Row Carpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles F Leinberry Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Charles Leinberry is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: torticollis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Leinberry's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Nazareth Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Leinberry's practice is open to new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Leinberry speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (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 a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Abboud (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abboud include arthroscopic surgery, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), and elbow pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Abboud's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Abboud has an open panel.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 101
  • Charge (avg.): $2,910 - $3,434
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among Dr. Sessions's clinical interests: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sessions takes. Dr. Sessions has received distinctions including Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 sees patients in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Heman-Ackah takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Heman-Ackah attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Heman-Ackah is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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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.
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