We found 327 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Wynnewood, PA.

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. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Goldman is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Goldman has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Taine Pechet's specialty is thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pechet include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Pechet has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $545 - $4,791
  • Medicare Cost: $188 - $1,581
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 cardiac surgery and general surgery specialist in Wynnewood, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. Dr. Sutter has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sutter is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, 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, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Carp average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Carp is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carp welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Carp trained at Abington Memorial Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carp include: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Appendicitis, Breast Surgery, Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Biopsy, Acid Reflux, ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and chest pain. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuels is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Samuels is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Samuels 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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include heart valve infection. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he 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
2100 Keystone Avenue; Mob, Suite 304
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Su works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Su's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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. Dr. Su (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with 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. 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 medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Ing is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ing include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. Dr. Ing is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ing is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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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. 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 is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Ross attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to 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)

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 works as a heart surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patients gave Dr. Szeto an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeto accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. He is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. Dr. Singhal's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He honors Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Singhal attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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. 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. Dr. Walker attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In his practice, Dr. Walker focuses on lung cancer and mediastinal cancer. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Matthew Lanier Williams, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Williams sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Williams attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,575
  • Medicare Cost: $941
Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula's specialty is cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vallabhajosyula accepts. Dr. Vallabhajosyula graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Phi 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove works as a heart surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hargrove attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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.

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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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei is a specialist in pediatric surgery. Dr. Mattei studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mattei has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (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.