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Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Wright - Saunders 266
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet specializes in thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Pechet is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pechet has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery, Nissen fundoplication, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $545 - $4,791
  • Medicare Cost: $188 - $1,581
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
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Med Center, Mob West, Suite 230
Wynnewood, 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. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto is a heart surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Szeto is conversant in Chinese. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Disease, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aneurysm, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,071
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
Dr. Sunil Singhal, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Singhal practices thoracic surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Singhal's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Malignant Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Non-Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Daniel Ing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 306 Mob North
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Richard Ing is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ing include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. Dr. Ing is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ing is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic duodenal switch

All Interests: Colectomy, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Edward Samuels, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Louis Samuels specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. These areas are among Dr. Samuels's clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and chest pain. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Samuels is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Attack, ... (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 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
2100 Keystone Avenue; Mob, Suite 304
Drexel Hill, 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. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kucharczuk takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kucharczuk has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula is a cardiac surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Vallabhajosyula attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, 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. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Phi 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hargrove attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hargrove include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Nimesh Dilip Desai, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nimesh Desai's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, ventricular assist device (VAD), and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aorta ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,393
  • Medicare Cost: $1,277

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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.