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

Dr. Taine Pechet is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pechet accepts. 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 has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017; 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. He welcomes 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. 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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Samuels's clinical interests include advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samuels accepts. He 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. Dr. Samuels's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Samuels welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA. Her medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Su (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Su's professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Su attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She has received professional recognition including the following: Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2002-2003.

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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 is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Media, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Exton, PA. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ing has a special interest in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ing has an open panel.

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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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szeto include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient ratings for Dr. Szeto average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017. He speaks Chinese. His 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 sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Walker has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery, U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery. 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. 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 specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hargrove attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He is 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. 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 Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sutter's areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Lankenau Heart Group. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutter takes. Dr. Sutter has a closed panel. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received the distinction of 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 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Dr. Carp's areas of expertise include 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Carp is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carp has received distinctions including State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Carp 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. 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 surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Mattei include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Inflammatory Bowel ... (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 sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His professional affiliations include Lankenau Heart Group and Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldman accepts. He is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Goldman's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. John Kucharczuk's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kucharczuk include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kucharczuk attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kucharczuk has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2017; and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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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)

Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar works as a thoracic surgeon. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Jarrar attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Jarrar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula's areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. 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: , 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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include heart murmur, aortic root replacement, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lankenau Medical Center and Lankenau Heart Group. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Dissection, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Murmur, ... (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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended Odessa State Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Zhitnikov is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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)

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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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