We found 182 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's specialties are cardiac surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Goldman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Goldman trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. 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 surgeon and general surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Sutter is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutter include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutter accepts. Unfortunately, Dr. Sutter is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carp include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Carp has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Samuels include rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Samuels attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuels has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. He has a closed panel.

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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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include aortic root replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and aortic stenosis. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rodriguez trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Ross is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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, who practices in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). Dr. Walker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Walker has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery, U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He 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 sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Ing focuses on laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ing accepts. Dr. Ing welcomes new patients. He graduated from 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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Jarrar's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Jarrar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with 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: 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 is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Meilahn attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Osterman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and wrist fracture. Patient ratings for Dr. Osterman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Osterman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 practices hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Culp accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. His practice is open to 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. 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Abboud is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), and elbow pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Abboud (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. 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 hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sessions's areas of expertise include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. 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 professional 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heman-Ackah's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heman-Ackah takes. Dr. Heman-Ackah is open to new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

Lawrence Wells, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, General Pediatrics
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Wells' specialties are urgent care, pediatric hospital medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wells include strains, back pain, and dislocation. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Francisco General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Sever's Disease, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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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