We found 132 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Gold near Springfield, PA.

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. Dr. Vakil is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Vakil has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldman takes. Dr. Goldman graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Goldman has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is closed to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sutter completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sutter include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. Patient ratings for Dr. Sutter average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sutter is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Sutter is closed to 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 is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and chest surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carp include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carp takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Carp studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 welcomes 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. Stacey Su, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Su's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. 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. Dr. Su's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. Her distinctions 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) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Su's professional 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)

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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in Wynnewood, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include aortic root replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and aortic stenosis. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Rodriguez takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
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 works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Clinical interests 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. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Ross is accepting 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)

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 surgical oncologist and thoracic surgeon in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Walker attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Walker include lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery, U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Walker is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Charles Geller is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Geller has indicated that his clinical interests include maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Geller is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Geller (or staff) is conversant in 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: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 116 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2010 W. Chester Pike; Suite 448
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Xiang Yuan is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Pottstown, PA and Havertown, PA. Dr. Yuan's education and training includes medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and residency at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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, Dr. Yuan speaks Mandarin. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,067
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $729
Dr. Arthur Thomas Martella, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1503 Lansdowne Avenue; Suite 3003
Darby, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Martella's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martella studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Zhitnikov is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Zhitnikov completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He 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)

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

Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA, Springfield, PA, and Darby, PA. Dr. Ramachandra's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramachandra takes. Dr. Ramachandra's residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System.

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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. 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 is a hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and wrist fracture. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Osterman accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Osterman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Osterman (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with 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. 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Culp at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Culp attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Culp's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Proximal Row Carpectomy, ... (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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