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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 is a cardiac surgery and general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Goldman honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Goldman performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and TOP DOCTOR - Cardiothoracic Surgery Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (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 practices cardiac surgery and general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sutter include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutter honors. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and TOP DOCTOR - Heart Surgeon U.S. News & World Report Main Line Today "Best Doctors".

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Wynnewood, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and aorta surgery. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Surgical ... (Read more)

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 is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive procedures and esophagectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Walker's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Walker trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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 Philadelphia Magazine2008.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, ... (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' specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $740 - $4,815
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $1,443
Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6 White; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jarrar include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Meilahn's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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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 surgery specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laje graduated from 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 hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culp accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Culp include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sessions's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sessions honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sessions include: Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University 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. 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 specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Osterman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David Lloyd Rubenstein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 200
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. David Rubenstein is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery and arthritis. Dr. Rubenstein takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rubenstein completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Rubenstein has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Rubenstein has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,465 - $2,730
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $302
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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Abboud (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abboud accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abboud's office for an appointment.

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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. Jonathan Frederick Rosenfeld, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosenfeld is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Bryn Mawr, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Pottstown, PA. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rosenfeld attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendonitis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenfeld accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Tendonitis, Wrist Surgery, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,035
  • Medicare Cost: $280
Dr. John David Kelly IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. John Kelly is an orthopedic surgeon. He is conversant in French. His areas of expertise include shoulder arthritis, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelly accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue: 1999, 2002, 2010 - 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (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 practices urgent care, pediatric hospital medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wells include strains, back pain, and concussion. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at San Francisco General Hospital. He is 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.