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

Dr. Stacey Su is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. She works in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA. Dr. Su (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Su's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Su at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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)

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
700 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Furukawa attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furukawa include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Furukawa has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. 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: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Holistic Approaches, Heart Valve ... (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 is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Scott is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Scott welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $736 - $2,958
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $964
Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5401 Old York Road; Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jarrar include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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. Prashant Chandrakant Shah, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashant Shah's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH), Scott & White Healthcare, and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Renza-Stingone include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renza-Stingone takes. 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 Township Line Road; Einstein at Elkins Park, 2nd Floor
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Ramsey Dallal is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Dallal is conversant in Taiwanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Dallal include laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dallal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,766
  • Medicare Cost: $1,916
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1584 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Ho Pak's medical specialty is plastic surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery, immunotherapy, and breast surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pak honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 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
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
60 Township Line Road; 2nd Floor
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Alfred Trang is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Trang include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Trang honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Trang is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of The Western Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Pablo Laje is a pediatric surgery specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laje graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hyperhidrosis, Neonatal 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 practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnaby's professional affiliations include Mercy Physician Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Uzzo's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Uzzo's distinctions include: 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. Dr. Uzzo 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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Greenberg's practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Greenberg trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Greenberg is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He 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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Esnaola's areas of clinical interest consist of stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Esnaola's training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Esnaola average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Esnaola 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. David Yen Tang Tang Chen, MD
Specializes in Urology
8 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA
 

Dr. David Chen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Chen takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Chen completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Alexander Kutikov, MD
Specializes in Urology
8 Huntingdon Pike; 3rd Floor
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Kutikov's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kutikov include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Kutikov takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kutikov has received professional recognition including the following: CaPSURE Scholar, CaPSURE Scholars Program in Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research. He speaks Russian. His professional 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

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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.