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

Dr. Stacey Su's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. She practices in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Su include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Su accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA); NIH Research Training Grant, Division of NIDDK; and Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Su (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include 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)

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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 an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). 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. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
700 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His clinical interests include holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Furukawa takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prashant Shah is a thoracic surgeon. His professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Renza-Stingone's clinical interests: obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her 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. She is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1584 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Ho Pak is a plastic surgeon, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon. Dr. Pak is especially interested in cancer surgery, immunotherapy, and breast surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Pak's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ramsey Dallal is a bariatric surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dallal include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Dallal is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dallal honors. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 specializes in pediatric surgery. Dr. Laje is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of 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. Alfred C Trang, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Alfred Trang is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Trang has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trang takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Barnaby graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uzzo include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uzzo takes. Dr. Uzzo 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 professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Einstein Healthcare Network, and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Esnaola include stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Esnaola is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Esnaola attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Esnaola has received the following distinctions: Selected Member, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; Best Doctors in America; and Top Doctor, US News and World Report. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. David Yen Tang Tang Chen, MD
Specializes in Urology
8 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA
 

Dr. David Chen specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Rockledge, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital 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 Magazine's Top Docs. His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Chen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Richard Greenberg's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Greenberg is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Greenberg's practice is open to 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. 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. Dr. Kutikov's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Kutikov is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of CaPSURE Scholar, CaPSURE Scholars Program in Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research. In addition to English, Dr. Kutikov speaks Russian.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Farma is a physician who specializes in surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), melanoma, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Farma takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Castle Connelly national list of Top Doctors; Regional Top Doctor; and American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Germany. Dr. Farma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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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.