We found 265 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Drexel Hill, PA.

Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Wright - Saunders 266
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Pechet takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Pechet has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter A Mattei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatric General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei is a pediatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Glen Mills, PA. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mattei's training includes residency programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is especially interested in cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. Dr. Mattei is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacey Su, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2100 Keystone Avenue; Mob, Suite 304
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Su's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. She practices in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Su include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Su's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Her distinctions include: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA); NIH Research Training Grant, Division of NIDDK; and Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Su (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (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 is a heart surgeon and general surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutter include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sutter has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, 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 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, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Dr. Carp's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carp is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carp include: 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. 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 in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. Patients rated Dr. Ing highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 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. Scott M Goldman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue, Medical Science Building.; Suite 280
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Goldman works as a cardiac surgeon and general surgeon. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Goldman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Goldman has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He 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. 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. Dr. Samuels's areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Samuels's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Szeto is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Szeto include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Szeto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Disease, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aneurysm, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $9,071
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Jarrar's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jarrar accepts. 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.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Thymectomy, Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Michael Walker specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery and practices in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). Dr. Walker is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Walker 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Phi 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Hargrove is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula's specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vallabhajosyula takes.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (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 Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic root replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and aortic stenosis. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Rodriguez has a closed panel.

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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

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Zhitnikov is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Odessa State Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. His distinctions include: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine Disorders, Morbid Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk's specialty is thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kucharczuk takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kucharczuk has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. His hospital/clinic 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), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (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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