We found 24 providers matching nephrectomy and who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Ashesh Piyush Shah, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1100 Walnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ashesh Shah works as a general surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Wynnewood, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), polycystic kidney disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Jefferson University Physicians (JUP). Dr. Shah graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Radioembolization, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard Gabriel Gomella, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Gomella specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Gomella at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gomella attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors For Cancer 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2009,2008,2007,2006,2005; and AUA Achievement Award. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Penile Cancer, Robotic Pyeloplasty, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Costas Dean Lallas, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Costas Lallas' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Lallas's clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. Dr. Lallas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystoscopy, Tumor, Penile Cancer, MRI, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edouard John Trabulsi, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Trabulsi attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. These areas are among Dr. Trabulsi's clinical interests: bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and cryotherapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Trabulsi's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susanna Lovell Nazarian, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 1st Floor Founders Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Susanna Nazarian is a transplant surgeon. Dr. Nazarian speaks French. Her areas of expertise consist of pancreas transplant, renal (kidney) biopsy, and kidney failure. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Transplant Procedures, Pancreas Transplant, Renal Biopsy, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis, Kidney ... (Read more)

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  • Uninsured Cost: $845
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Dr. Alan Jerome Wein, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Penn Medicine; Division of Urology
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Wein, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and partial nephrectomy. Dr. Wein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wein include: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-16; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2016; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , partial nephrectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Prostate Ablation, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick John Shenot, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Shenot is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shenot include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Shenot's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Shenot an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shenot takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shenot has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, MRI, Renal Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Perry R Weiner, DO
Specializes in Urology
2501 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Perry Weiner sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiner accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. Dr. Weiner's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, ... (Read more)

Dr. Akhil Kumar Das, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Akhil Das' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Das's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Das accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, MRI, Renal Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. George Charles Francos, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
111 South 11th Street, Gibbon Building; Suite 4290
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. George Francos' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Francos's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Francos has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Francis Harryhill, MD
Specializes in Urology
51 North 39th Street, Medical Office Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Harryhill is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Harryhill include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Harryhill attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Harryhill has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Harryhill's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Guzzo, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Guzzo is an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Guzzo's clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Guzzo attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Cancer, Solid Tumor, Bladder Surgery, Robotic Kidney Surgery, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Edwin Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Larry Goldstein is a specialist in acupuncture and urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein takes. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Hagg, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; 361 Lankenau Medical Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Michael Hagg works as an urologist in Wynnewood, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Hagg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lankenau Medical Center and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hagg attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Hagg has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark David Hurwitz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
111 S 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Hurwitz sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hurwitz's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and blood cancers. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

Dr. Jeanne Valencia Llenado, DO
Specializes in Urology
3 Crescent Drive; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeanne Llenado's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Llenado is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

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What is Nephrectomy?

Kidneys are primarily known for producing urine, but they are also responsible for other important bodily functions, like waste removal. Kidneys filter impurities from the blood, and with the help of the adjacent adrenal glands, they maintain fluid and mineral balance in the body. If the tiny tubes that filter blood inside your kidney become lined with cancer cells, or if your kidney gets severely damaged, you may need kidney removal surgery, or a nephrectomy.

The size of the tumor or severity of the damage will determine the type of kidney removal surgery you need. If the tumor or damaged area is small, either partial or simple nephrectomy may be recommended. A partial nephrectomy removes only the tumor or damaged portion of the kidney, while a simple nephrectomy removes the entire kidney. If you have kidney cancer and it has spread to the adrenal gland, you may need a radical nephrectomy. This more extensive procedure completely removes the affected kidney and adrenal gland. When only one of your kidneys is damaged or has cancer, a nephrectomy may be the only treatment you need. However, if both kidneys are affected, you will need a kidney transplant after your nephrectomy.

Before the development of minimally invasive techniques, nephrectomies were always done via an open approach, which requires an incision up to 12 inches on the patient’s abdomen or side. Nowadays, kidney removal surgery is often done laparoscopically or with the help of robotics.

During a laparoscopic nephrectomy, the surgeon will make three or four incisions in the abdomen and side, each about an inch long. The incisions are used to insert probes and a camera to see inside your abdominal cavity. When the surgeon is ready to take the kidney out, she will make one of the incisions about three inches larger, cut the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder (called the ureter), put a bag around the kidney, and pull the organ out through the larger incision.

Sometimes, a robot with surgical instruments assists the surgeon in performing basically the same steps described above. However, unlike the laparoscopic approach, robotic nephrectomy allows a three-dimensional view of your abdominal cavity. In addition, the surgical instruments have a wider range of motion, enabling the surgeon to perform the complex maneuvers with more ease.

Both the laparoscopic and robotic procedures may take longer than an open nephrectomy, but the recovery time is much shorter, and patients feel significantly less pain compared to an open surgery. The average hospital stay after a nephrectomy is two days, and for about a day after the operation, you will have a urinary catheter, which is a long, flexible tube that drains urine from your bladder. All strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks, but to prevent blood clots from forming in your legs, it is important that you start walking with the help of a family member or nurse on the day of your surgery. On average, patients return to their normal routines about three weeks after a nephrectomy.