We found 266 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Drexel Hill, PA.

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

Dr. Taine Pechet's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Pechet is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pechet trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Pechet has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14.

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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. Scott Michael 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Goldman is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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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 works as a heart surgeon and general surgeon in Wynnewood, PA. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. Dr. Sutter's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sutter is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, 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 is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery specialist in Wynnewood, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carp include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Carp's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Carp attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Carp has received distinctions including State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He 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. 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' medical specialty is 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). Dr. Samuels is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Samuels attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Samuels include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor.

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

Dr. Stacey Su's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Su's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Su attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. Roberto Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: aortic root replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and aortic stenosis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, 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
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Med Center, Mob West, Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Ross' specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ross include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His 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. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto practices cardiac surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Szeto's clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is 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. Szeto honors. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Szeto speaks Chinese.

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

Dr. Michael Walker works as a surgical oncologist and chest surgeon in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). Dr. Walker honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Walker trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has received distinctions including 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's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ing include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. The average patient rating for Dr. Ing is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ing takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ing welcomes 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. Peter A Mattei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatric General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei practices pediatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mattei include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Mattei takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Mattei has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia.

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

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vallabhajosyula is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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. Sunil Singhal, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Singhal, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Singhal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Singhal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singhal honors.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Malignant Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Non-Small ... (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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Dr. Hargrove attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hargrove include: 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. Dr. Hargrove's professional affiliations include 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. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. His medical 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. Dr. Kucharczuk's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kucharczuk's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. 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: , 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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