We found 266 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS 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 is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Pechet's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He has received distinctions including 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 professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Pechet's practice 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. Scott Michael 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. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Goldman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. 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. 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 surgery and general surgery specialist in Wynnewood, PA. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutter honors. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Sutter has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. 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 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 specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Carp's residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Patients gave Dr. Carp an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carp include: 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 welcomes 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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His clinical interests 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 takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuels is not accepting new patients at this time. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; she sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Su's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Su attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: 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 Spanish and French. She is 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 is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include aortic root replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and aortic stenosis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark for residency. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ross attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. 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 specializes in cardiac surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szeto include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Szeto has received the following distinctions: 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 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

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 thoracic surgeon. His clinical interests include 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 attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery, U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker 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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. Dr. Ing is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ing studied medicine at 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 practices pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mattei attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mattei include: 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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula's areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, lung 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. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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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 medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Singhal include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. He accepts Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Singhal's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Hargrove is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hargrove attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions 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.

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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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kucharczuk include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He 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. Dr. Kucharczuk is 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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