We found 107 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near Meadowbrook, PA.

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. Dr. Su attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Su include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She has received distinctions including 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 the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Walter Scott is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Scott is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott takes. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Scott's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $736 - $2,958
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $243 - $964
Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
700 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Furukawa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. He is affiliated with 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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2813 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Renza-Stingone is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Renza-Stingone attended medical school at New York Medical College. She has received distinctions including Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (Operation Enduring Freedom VIII); and NATO Medal for Service. Dr. Renza-Stingone's professional affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Rohinton J Morris, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Rohinton Morris' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Morris's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Morris has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Morris is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prashant Shah is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Scott & White Healthcare.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $736 - $3,885
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $243 - $1,665
Dr. Ramsey Michael Dallal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
60 E. Township Line Road; 2nd Floor
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Ramsey Dallal's medical specialty is bariatric surgery. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Dallal's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is especially interested in laparoscopic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dallal is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,766
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,916
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. In his practice, Dr. Trang focuses on laparoscopic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Trang is 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 and practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Physician Network and Nazareth Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnaby honors. He is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,263
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $561
Dr. Robert Guy Uzzo, MD
Specializes in Urology
1235 Old York Road; Suite 210
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Robert Uzzo's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uzzo accepts. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Uzzo performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Uzzo include: America's Top Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. He is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Einstein Healthcare Network, and Abington Health. Dr. Uzzo's practice is open to 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. David Yen Tang Tang Chen, MD
Specializes in Urology
8 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA
 

Dr. David Chen sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Rockledge, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Chen's clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. David Greg Anderson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2630 Holme Avenue; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. D. Anderson is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include laminectomy, lower back strain, and torticollis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Anderson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Greenberg is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Greenberg takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Greenberg is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Greenberg attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,680 - $2,415
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $302 - $410
Dr. Nestor Felix Esnaola, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Esnaola works as a surgical oncologist. Dr. Esnaola has a special interest in 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. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esnaola accepts. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Esnaola's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Alexander Kutikov sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Meadowbrook, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kutikov's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kutikov performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: CaPSURE Scholar, CaPSURE Scholars Program in Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $630 - $2,625
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. Dr. Farma's areas of expertise consist of sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), melanoma, and colorectal cancer. He is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Farma trained at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Farma is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. 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.
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