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

Dr. Scott Goldman practices cardiac surgery and general surgery in Wynnewood, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Goldman completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. 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

  • 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, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Sutter's areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sutter completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. 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 works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and chest surgeon in Wynnewood, PA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Carp's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carp accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Carp is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Appendicitis, Breast Surgery, Mediastinal Cancer, Biopsy, Acid Reflux, ... (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 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. 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 general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ing include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. Dr. Ing is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ing is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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. 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 and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. These areas are among Dr. Samuels's clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and chest pain. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Samuels is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rodriguez include heart valve infection. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez honors. Dr. Rodriguez is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. 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. 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

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

Dr. Doraid Jarrar practices thoracic surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Jarrar's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His professional 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, Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic ... (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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Meilahn's professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Meilahn 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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Dr. Laje honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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 works as a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedist in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Culp a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Culp completed his residency training 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. He 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, 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 practices hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Osterman's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is closed to 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. Yolanda Denise Heman-Ackah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
25 Bala Avenue; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah is an ear, nose and throat specialist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Heman-Ackah attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah is open to 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)

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. Dr. Abboud (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abboud include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abboud attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abboud accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sessions include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sessions is affiliated with Penn Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Sessions 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. He has received distinctions including 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)

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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.