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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3411
Media, PA
 

Dr. Hassan Vakil's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Media, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Vakil include abdominal surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vakil accepts. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Vakil attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Vakil is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacey Su, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Su, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Su takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Su graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2002-2003. Dr. Su (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Charles Geller, who practices in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Geller (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Geller is especially interested in maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Geller takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Dissection, Reconstructive Surgery, Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
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    97.8%
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  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
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  • Based on 116 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Richard Daniel Ing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 2, Suite 2507
Media, PA
 

Dr. Richard Ing works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and cancer surgeon in Media, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Exton, PA. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ing's areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ing's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic duodenal switch

All Interests: Colectomy, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital Health Center 3, Suite 3
Media, PA
 

Dr. Michael Walker is a cancer surgeon and chest surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Walker's clinical interests: lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery, U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis P Sutter, MD, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue, Medical Science Building.; Suite 280
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Francis Sutter's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. Dr. Sutter accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sutter studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Sutter has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ned Z Carp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 275 Lankenau Med Sci Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ned Carp practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carp include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Carp is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Carp is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Appendicitis, Breast Surgery, Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Biopsy, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Thomas Martella Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1503 Lansdowne Avenue; Suite 3003
Darby, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Martella practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Martella is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Martella attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Martella is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and St. Francis Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $4,318
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,242
Dr. Scott M Goldman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue, Medical Science Building.; Suite 280
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Goldman specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2010 W. Chester Pike; Suite 448
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Xiang Yuan is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Pottstown, PA and Havertown, PA. In his practice, Dr. Yuan focuses on laparoscopic hernia repair and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Yuan attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Yuan speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Gallstones, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,067
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $729
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include heart murmur, aortic root replacement, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Rodriguez is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Dissection, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Murmur, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Zhitnikov is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Zhitnikov completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine Disorders, Morbid Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ross Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3308
Media, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Ross is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ross include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross honors. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Ross's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tohamy's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashanth R Ramachandra, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1001 Baltimore Pike; Suite 109
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ramachandra is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. He completed his residency training at Christiana Care Health System. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $2,909
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,416
Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Hcc 2 Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Delone's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delone accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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