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

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 practices urgent care, pediatric hospital medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Weber include bone biopsy, soft tissue sarcoma, and bone cancer. Dr. Weber takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Tumor, ... (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). Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Brooks attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016. Dr. Brooks is conversant in Hebrew. 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: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (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 surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, leiomyosarcoma, and inguinal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Drebin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Drebin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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.

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

Dr. Eric Zager is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, cervical spine surgery, and spine tumor. Dr. Zager is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Zager attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Zager 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. Sarah Hyon-Ah Kim, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
800 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sarah Kim is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH), and cryotherapy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Highmark, and United Healthcare Plans. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma

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

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

Dr. Sean Harbison is a surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harbison include lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Harbison is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Graduate Hospital. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Harbison is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Arthur Petrie Staddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
230 W Washington Square; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Staddon sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Staddon's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and bone cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Staddon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 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: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Roling is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roling include basal cell carcinoma, contact dermatitis, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Roling takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Abington Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue tumor

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

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

Dr. Alan Schuricht's specialty is surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuricht include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schuricht trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Schuricht has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. 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: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (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's medical specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Bar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital. Dr. Bar has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is 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. Amit Maity, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Amit Maity is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Maity's clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartner include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartner 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. 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: Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matt Kirkland is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirkland include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirkland takes. Dr. Kirkland graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he 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. 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: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Wernsing sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Wernsing's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. 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, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Low practices plastic surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Chalfont, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Low is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Low trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

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

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

Dr. Ian Soriano, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in surgery. He attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soriano include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Soriano is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soriano takes. He is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Soriano is 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: Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Cellulitis, ... (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.