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Dr. Stacey Su, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Su specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA. Dr. Su (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Su's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Su has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Su 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 401; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Walter Scott, who practices in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott takes. Dr. Scott attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $736 - $2,958
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $964
Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
700 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa works as a heart surgeon. Dr. Furukawa's areas of expertise include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Furukawa attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Holistic Approaches, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Ho Samuel Shih Pak, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1584 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Ho Pak specializes in plastic surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Pak's areas of clinical interest consist of cancer surgery, immunotherapy, and breast surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Pak attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Pak has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery, Immunotherapy, Breast Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $750 - $2,920
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $1,581
Dr. Prashant Chandrakant Shah, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashant Shah's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Shah attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH), Scott & White Healthcare, and Jeanes Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $736 - $3,885
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $1,665
Dr. Elizabeth Patricia Renza-Stingone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2813 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Renza-Stingone works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Renza-Stingone include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Renza-Stingone's hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Renza-Stingone include: Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (Operation Enduring Freedom VIII); and NATO Medal for Service.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramsey Michael Dallal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
60 E. Township Line Road; 2nd Floor
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Ramsey Dallal is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Dr. Dallal has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Dallal is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,766
  • Medicare Cost: $1,916
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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Pablo Laje is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Dr. Laje honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hyperhidrosis, Neonatal Surgery

Dr. Alfred C Trang, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Alfred Trang works as a bariatric surgeon in Elkins Park, PA and East Norriton, PA. Dr. Trang has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Arthur Joseph Barnaby Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 104
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Barnaby's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Mercy Physician Network and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Barnaby is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,263
  • Medicare Cost: $561
Dr. Robert Guy Uzzo, MD
Specializes in Urology
1235 Old York Road; Suite 210
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Robert Uzzo is an urologist in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Rockledge, PA. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Uzzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uzzo honors. Dr. Uzzo has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Einstein Healthcare Network, and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Transplant Procedures, Penile Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Evan Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Urology
1235 Old York Road; Suite 210
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Richard Greenberg is an urologist in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenberg takes. Dr. Greenberg graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Greenberg is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Adrenal Disorders, Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,680 - $2,415
  • Medicare Cost: $302 - $410
Dr. Nestor Felix Esnaola, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Esnaola's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Esnaola is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Esnaola attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Selected Member, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; Best Doctors in America; and Top Doctor, US News and World Report.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Kutikov, MD
Specializes in Urology
8 Huntingdon Pike; 3rd Floor
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Kutikov is an urologist in Philadelphia, PA and Meadowbrook, PA. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kutikov is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kutikov has received the following distinction: CaPSURE Scholar, CaPSURE Scholars Program in Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research. He is conversant in Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $630 - $2,625
  • Medicare Cost: $201 - $414
Dr. David Yen Tang Tang Chen, MD
Specializes in Urology
8 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA
 

Dr. David Chen works as an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Chen attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Chen has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Penile Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Farma, MD
Specializes in Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Farma sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is surgery. His clinical interests include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), melanoma, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Farma is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Farma's training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Castle Connelly national list of Top Doctors; Regional Top Doctor; and American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Germany.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colorectal Cancer, Melanoma, Robotic Surgery

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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.