We found 16 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, 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, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include bone biopsy, soft tissue sarcoma, and osteochondroma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weber graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Weber has received the following distinctions: Invited honorary speaker to Johns Hopkins 1st year medical students - stethoscope ceremony; Baltimore Magazine's Best Doctors; and (Orthopaedic Oncology). She is professionally affiliated with 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, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ari Brooks' area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Brooks's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Brooks's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brooks honors. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2015-2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors.

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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 plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Low honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Low has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is affiliated with 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. Daniel B Roling, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Roling's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Roling's areas of expertise include the following: basal cell carcinoma, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Lankenau Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roling completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Abington Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roling honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He 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. Sean Patric Harbison, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sean Harbison's area of specialization is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Harbison include lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Harbison performed his residency at Graduate Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017. Dr. Harbison is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Eric L Zager, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
801 Spruce Street; Spruce Building, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Zager is a specialist in neurosurgery. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, cervical spine surgery, and spine tumor. Dr. Zager is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, and 2010 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012-14. In addition to English, Dr. Zager speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , neurofibroma

All Interests: Neurofibroma, Radiculopathy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Degenerative Disc Disease, ... (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 is a specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and paget's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital, Dr. Bar attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Bar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Alan Schuricht is a surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuricht include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schuricht accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Schuricht has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. His 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. 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 clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Kirkland attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kirkland takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2017.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (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 is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and bone cancer. Dr. Staddon is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Staddon has received 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.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

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

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

Dr. Amit Maity works as a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Maity include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Maity performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Lee Peter Hartner, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
230 W Washington Square; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lee Hartner is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hartner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is 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. Jon Benjamin Morris, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jon Morris is a surgeon. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Morris completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and leiomyosarcoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Morris is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma

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

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

Dr. David Wernsing practices surgery in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Wernsing include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Wernsing attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 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: , soft tissue tumor

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ian Soriano is a surgery specialist. He is conversant in Filipino. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Soriano is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Soriano graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Evan Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Goldsmith's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Goldsmith honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Urologic 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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