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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 is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vakil is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vakil is accepting 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 practices cardiac surgery and general surgery in Wynnewood, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Goldman completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. 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, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Sutter's areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sutter completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. 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 works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and chest surgeon in Wynnewood, PA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Carp's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carp accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Carp is accepting 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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Ross graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rodriguez include heart valve infection. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. 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. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez honors. Dr. Rodriguez is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA. Dr. Su (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Su's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Su has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer and mediastinal cancer. Dr. Walker honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Walker's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to 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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Geller takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Geller (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. He is 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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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Tohamy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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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, who practices in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Odessa State Medical University, he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. 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. 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 surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA, Springfield, PA, and Darby, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramachandra honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His medical residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System. He is professionally 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 works as a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedist in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Culp a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Culp completed his residency training 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. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He welcomes 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 practices hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Osterman's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is closed to 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Heman-Ackah attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Delone's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Delone has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.