We found 285 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Drexel Hill, 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
Dr. Taine Tayard Valere 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Pechet include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pechet attended Harvard Medical School. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet is accepting 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $545 - $4,791
  • Medicare Cost: $188 - $1,581
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 medical specialty is cardiac surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sutter include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. The average patient rating for Dr. Sutter is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sutter is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sutter is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Sutter is closed to 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 works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and chest surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carp's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Carp attended Temple University School of Medicine. 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 affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Carp's practice 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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Samuels's areas of expertise include heart transplant, heart failure, and chest pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Samuels attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Samuels has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Attack, ... (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 specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA. In his practice, Dr. Rodriguez focuses on heart valve infection. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Valve Infection, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
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 is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Su include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Su accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA); NIH Research Training Grant, Division of NIDDK; and Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Su (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional 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. 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 areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Ing is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Ing is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ross's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $740 - $4,815
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $1,443
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 in Philadelphia, PA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Szeto honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Szeto obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Szeto is professionally affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,071
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
Dr. Sunil Singhal, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Singhal sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Singhal's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Singhal is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Walker's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in lung cancer and mediastinal cancer. Dr. Walker is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walker has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumor, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Matthew Lanier Williams, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Williams is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,575
  • Medicare Cost: $941
Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula practices cardiac surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Walter Hargrove practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hargrove honors. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Hargrove's training includes residency programs at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. 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: , robotic surgery

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatric General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei is a specialist in pediatric surgery. He has a special interest in cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Mattei accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mattei attended Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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.