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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 medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vakil is open to new patients. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Vakil has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Goldman has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Sutter attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Patients rated Dr. Sutter highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, Dr. Sutter 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Carp's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carp obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Appendicitis, Breast Surgery, Mediastinal Cancer, Biopsy, Acid Reflux, ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Ross accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, 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. Roberto Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in heart valve infection. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez honors. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Rodriguez attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez 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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Su (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Su include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Her professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Su average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Su is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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.

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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. 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 specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer and mediastinal cancer. Dr. Walker accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Walker attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Walker is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Charles Moss Geller, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Charles Geller's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Geller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. He is especially interested in maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Geller's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Tohamy honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Zhitnikov is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Zhitnikov attended medical school at Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Zhitnikov has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, Springfield, PA, and Darby, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramachandra honors. For his professional training, Dr. Ramachandra completed a residency program at Christiana Care Health System. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Culp has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Culp has an open panel.

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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 medical specialty is hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. Dr. Osterman honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, Dr. Osterman 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heman-Ackah honors. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Heman-Ackah is conversant in French. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heman-Ackah's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Hcc 2 Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone's professional affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Delone attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delone has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He welcomes 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.