We found 192 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Conshohocken, PA.

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' specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His clinical interests include advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Samuels accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. Dr. Samuels's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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. 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 cancer surgeon in Media, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Exton, PA. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ing's areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ing's office for an appointment.

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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. 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 cancer surgeon and chest surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Walker's clinical interests: lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Walker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, ... (Read more)

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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. Dr. Sutter accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sutter studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Sutter has a closed panel.

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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 Z 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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carp include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Carp is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Carp is open to 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. Scott M 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. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Doraid Jarrar is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jarrar include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Jarrar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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. 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 cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include heart murmur, aortic root replacement, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Rodriguez is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Dissection, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Murmur, ... (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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ross include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross honors. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Ross's 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. 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 takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meilahn studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Meilahn completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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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. A Lee Osterman, 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. A. Osterman's areas of specialization are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Osterman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and wrist fracture. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Osterman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osterman takes. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2010. Dr. Osterman 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. Charles F Leinberry Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Charles Leinberry's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Newtown, PA, Bensalem, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Leinberry include torticollis, paget's disease, and elbow pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Leinberry average 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leinberry takes. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Leinberry trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Leinberry is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Dr. Heman-Ackah has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Heman-Ackah takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah 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)

Dr. Robert Charles Sergott, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
256 Lankenau Med; Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Sergott's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sergott include craniotomy, brain aneurysm, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Sergott takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Sergott has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011,2010. His professional affiliations include Geisinger, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Sergott's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pipeline embolization device (PED)

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, Eye Problems, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Mobe #660
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Hoffman works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Hoffman's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Hoffman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoffman takes. He has received the distinction of Main Line Today's Top Doctors, RealSelf Top Doctor. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Benjamin Westawski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
919 Conestoga Road; Suite 208 Building Two
Rosemont, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Westawski is a specialist in plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Westawski attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Westawski include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Westawski's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Westawski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Abington Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, ... (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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