We found 18 providers with an interest in soft tissue tumor and who accept HealthPartners near Philadelphia, PA.

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Kristy L. Weber, MD, FACS
Specializes in Urgent Care, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, General Pediatrics, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Silverstein, U Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristy Weber's areas of specialization are urgent care, pediatric hospital medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Weber's clinical interests: bone biopsy, soft tissue sarcoma, and bone cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Weber trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weber include: Invited honorary speaker to Johns Hopkins 1st year medical students - stethoscope ceremony; Baltimore Magazine's Best Doctors; and (Orthopaedic Oncology). Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, soft tissue tumor

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Adam Drebin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4th Floor, Silverstein Pavilion; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Drebin is a specialist in surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Drebin's clinical interests: cancer surgery, leiomyosarcoma, and inguinal hernia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Drebin include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2007 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma, soft tissue tumor

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Gastroparesis, Hepatectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Petrie Staddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
230 W Washington Square; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Staddon works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. 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. Dr. Staddon's areas of expertise include lung cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and bone cancer. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Staddon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2008, and 2011 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Bone Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Maity, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Amit Maity practices radiation oncology in Philadelphia, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and lung cancer. Dr. Maity is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Maity's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Hypothyroidism, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Herbert Bar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
301 South 8th Street, The Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 4a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Allen Bar works as a general surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bar include rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bar takes. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel B Roling, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Roling specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Roling's clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, contact dermatitis, and rosacea. Patient ratings for Dr. Roling average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roling honors. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Roling attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Roling's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue tumor

All Interests: Second Opinions, Cryosurgery, Cellulitis, Erythema Multiforme, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Peter Hartner, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
230 W Washington Square; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lee Hartner's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hartner's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartner obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing's specialty is surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Wernsing studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue tumor

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric L Zager, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
801 Spruce Street; Spruce Building, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Zager is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, cervical spine surgery, and spine tumor. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Zager is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Zager attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zager include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, and 2010 - 2016. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , neurofibroma

All Interests: Neurofibroma, Radiculopathy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Degenerative Disc Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ari David Brooks, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
245 North 15th Street; Ms 413
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ari Brooks' specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks Hebrew. These areas are among Dr. Brooks's clinical interests: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Brooks completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wei-Wen Low, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Wood Ambulatory; Care Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Low is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Chalfont, PA. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Low completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Low's clinical interests include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Low has received the following distinctions: Best Microsurgical Save of 2008, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting; The Don LaRossa, MD Annual Teaching Award, Division of Plastic Surgery; and Penn Pearls Teaching Award. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah H Kim, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
800 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sarah Kim is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include colposcopy, leiomyosarcoma, and cryosurgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kim takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Highmark, and United Healthcare Plans. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Leiomyosarcoma, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Patric Harbison, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sean Harbison is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Harbison's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Graduate Hospital. His areas of expertise include lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Harbison speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma

All Interests: Achalasia, Revision Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Fundoplication, Abdominal Problems, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht practices surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuricht include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schuricht average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Schuricht's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon Benjamin Morris, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jon Morris practices surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and leiomyosarcoma. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Morris's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street, Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirkland is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2016. Dr. Kirkland is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What are Soft Tissue Tumors?

Soft tissue tumors are abnormal masses that may occur in muscles, fat, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, or nerves anywhere in the body. They generally appear as round or elongated lumps, and can be harmless (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Although most soft tissue masses are benign, any newly discovered lump should be inspected by a doctor. If the mass is suspected to be cancerous, a biopsy may be recommended. This diagnostic procedure collects a tiny sample of tissue from the tumor, which is then examined in a laboratory to determine if any cancer cells are present.

Benign soft tissue masses are typically painless, tend to grow very slowly, and may go away on their own. The most common soft tissue tumor is a lipoma. Lipomas are soft, fatty masses that usually occur just under the skin in the shoulders, neck, belly, back, or limbs. Lipomas and other benign soft tissue tumors do not normally require medical treatment. However, if they are causing pain, they may need to be surgically removed, or excised. The procedure often takes out a very small amount of surrounding healthy tissue in addition to the tumor. Sometimes, medication is injected into the mass to shrink it before the excision is performed.

In contrast to slow-growing benign tumors, malignant ones, known as sarcomas, are more aggressive. Because they grow rapidly and can spread to other parts of the body, they require immediate attention. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the most widely used treatments for soft tissue sarcoma. The location and extent of your cancer, as well as your overall health, will determine which option or combination of options should be included in your treatment plan.

As with treating benign tumors, soft tissue sarcoma surgery frequently involves removal of the tumor along with some surrounding healthy tissue. However, a larger portion of normal tissue is removed in sarcoma surgery than in benign tumor excision. After the procedure, edges of the excised tissue are examined for cancer cells. If any are detected, there is a strong chance that not all of the cancer has been removed. If this is the case, additional surgery or another form of treatment, like radiation, may be necessary.

Excision is not the only way sarcomas may be treated surgically. Although uncommon, arm or leg tumors can grow so large that an excision would result in chronic pain or a poorly-functioning limb. If this happens, amputation may be the only solution. Recovery from this major operation typically includes physical therapy and getting fitted with a prosthesis (artificial limb), as well as receiving training on proper use of the prosthesis. With adequate physical rehabilitation, a person who has had a leg amputation may be able to walk again using a prosthesis in a few months.

For patients who are not healthy enough to undergo surgery, radiation therapy may be an option. Radiation destroys cancer cells with high-energy rays, like X-rays. While it can be the main component of the treatment plan, it is often used as an added measure to surgical excision if cancer cells are found in the edges of the excised tissue. Radiation may also shrink tumors to make excision easier or relieve symptoms of the disease, especially if it is at an advanced stage.

If malignant cells have spread to other parts of the body, chemotherapy may be a suitable form of treatment. This is because chemotherapy uses powerful anti-cancer drugs that can be given into a vein, so it goes directly into the bloodstream and rapidly reaches all areas of the body. As with radiation, chemotherapy may be the main component of your treatment plan or used as an addition to surgery.

After completing treatment for soft tissue sarcoma, you will need to be monitored regularly for any signs of cancer recurrence. Checkups involve physical exams and diagnostic procedures like X-rays and biopsies. Sarcomas tend to return within three years, and though the risk of recurrence greatly decreases by the fifth year, some patients may receive regular checkups for up to ten years. Others may need an even longer period of monitoring if they were treated for sarcoma that had spread to the lungs or other organs.

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