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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 cardiac surgery and general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Goldman honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Goldman performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and TOP DOCTOR - Cardiothoracic Surgery Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (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 practices cardiac surgery and general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sutter include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutter honors. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and TOP DOCTOR - Heart Surgeon U.S. News & World Report Main Line Today "Best Doctors".

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

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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, who practices in Media, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vakil takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Vakil studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the distinction of "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. 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 and practices in Wynnewood, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and aorta surgery. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
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 medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive procedures and esophagectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Walker's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Walker trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery Philadelphia Magazine2008.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stacey Su is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. She works in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA. Dr. Su (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Su's hospital/clinic 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 reviews placed Dr. Su at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. 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. 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' specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $740 - $4,815
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $1,443
Dr. Charles Moss Geller, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Charles Geller specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Geller include maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Geller takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Geller attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Geller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. 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 (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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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 works in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA. He 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 and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zhitnikov's distinctions include: 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. 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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Springfield, PA, and Darby, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Dr. Ramachandra takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Ramachandra completed a residency program at Christiana Care Health System.

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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 hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culp accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Culp include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Osterman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Nicholas A Dinubile, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
510 West Darby Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Dinubile sees patients in Havertown, PA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in knee injury, ACL reconstruction, and sports health. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dinubile accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Dinubile attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Orthopaedic Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Dinubile's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Knee Injury, Ligament ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $392
Dr. David Lloyd Rubenstein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 E Lancaster Avenue, Mob East; Suite 256
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. David Rubenstein is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery and arthritis. Dr. Rubenstein takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rubenstein completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Rubenstein has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Rubenstein has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,465 - $2,730
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $302
Dr. Sean Anthony Wright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3306
Media, PA
 

Dr. Sean Wright is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Media, PA and Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Wright's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Wright is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Wright attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wright has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctor" in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today; and "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery. 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: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Wound Complications, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (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.