We found 146 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Bronze HMO near Springfield, PA.

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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 attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vakil completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vakil has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. He 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, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Michael Goldman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue, Medical Science Building.; Suite 280
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Goldman is a heart surgeon and general surgeon in Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Goldman is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Goldman has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
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 is a cardiac surgery and general surgery specialist in Wynnewood, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. Dr. Sutter has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sutter is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 Zachary 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, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Carp average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Carp is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carp welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Carp trained at Abington Memorial Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carp include: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include heart valve infection. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Valve Infection, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
Dr. Stacey Su, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Su works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Su's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Su include: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA); NIH Research Training Grant, Division of NIDDK; and Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Su (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with 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)

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 specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Ross attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $740 - $4,815
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $1,443
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 sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Dr. Walker attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In his practice, Dr. Walker focuses on lung cancer and mediastinal cancer. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumor, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Charles Geller is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Geller completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Geller (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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: ?
    97.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 116 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Xiang Yuan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2010 W. Chester Pike; Suite 448
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Xiang Yuan is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Dr. Yuan's clinical interests encompass laparoscopic hernia repair and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yuan is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,067
  • Medicare Cost: $729
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Tohamy's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy is professionally 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)

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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. He obtained his medical school training at Odessa State Medical University and performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Zhitnikov's distinctions include: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Philadelphia, PA, Springfield, PA, and Darby, PA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramachandra takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,909
  • Medicare Cost: $1,416
Dr. Randall William Culp, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2010 Old West Chester Pike; Suite 330
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Randall Culp is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Culp's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Culp attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Culp is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Lee Osterman Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2010 Old West Chester Pike; Suite 330
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman's areas of specialization are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Osterman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Osterman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Yolanda Denise Heman-Ackah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah, who practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Heman-Ackah's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Heman-Ackah speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Tracheostomy, Sinus ... (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.