We found 262 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS 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's specialties are cardiac surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Goldman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Goldman trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. 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. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. 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 cardiac surgeon and general surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Sutter is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutter include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutter accepts. Unfortunately, Dr. Sutter is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carp include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Carp has received professional recognition including the following: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His medical specialties are 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). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Samuels attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuels has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. He has a closed panel.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Su attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Su include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She has received distinctions including 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include aortic root replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and aortic stenosis. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rodriguez trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Ross is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 works as a cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szeto include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Szeto is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. 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. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Szeto's professional 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. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Michael Walker, who practices in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). Dr. Walker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Walker has received include 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 sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Ing focuses on laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ing accepts. Dr. Ing welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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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 is a pediatric surgery specialist. He is a graduate of 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. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Mattei honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. He 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. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks 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 is a chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Singhal include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singhal takes. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He 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. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Phi 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove is a cardiac surgeon. Dr. Hargrove's areas of expertise include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hargrove has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kucharczuk 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. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. Dr. Kucharczuk's professional 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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