We found 6 providers matching endoscopic surgery and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Philadelphia, PA.

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis's areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and ear pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Aslanidis is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aslanidis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, endoscopic nasal surgery

All Interests: Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Surfer's Ear, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz practices pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Zaontz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Zaontz's residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
5 East; 3509 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth takes. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Krishnamurthi Sundaram practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, pituitary surgery, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sundaram is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Sundaram speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Speech Disorders, Tonsil Problems, Head ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Packer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Dean's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dean include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Dean has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney ... (Read more)

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What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery using a tool called an endoscope, a kind of thin, hollow tube. The endoscope contains optical fibers that transmit light and images, so a doctor can see through it. It can be inserted through a small incision or into an opening in the body (such as the mouth, nose, or anus). The endoscope allows a physician access to see and perform procedures on the inside of the body without needing to make a large incision.

Once the endoscope is moved inside the body, the physician can use it to examine the area. Then very small tools can be moved through the tube of the endoscope and used to perform the surgery. Miniature forceps can take a biopsy or remove a growth, place and take out stitches, or collect cell samples. Endoscopic surgery can be used for many different procedures including sinus surgery, kidney stone removal and certain biopsies. It can even be used for brain surgery.

Because endoscopic surgery requires either a very tiny incision or none at all, there is very little scarring and a much easier recovery than with full open surgery.
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