We found 317 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Wynnewood, PA.

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

Dr. Taine Pechet practices thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pechet attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pechet has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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' specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His clinical interests include advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Samuels accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. Dr. Samuels's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Heart Bypass Surgery, Pericarditis, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacey Su, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2100 Keystone Avenue; Mob, Suite 304
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Su, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Su takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Su graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2002-2003. Dr. Su (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic 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)

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

Dr. Charles Geller, who practices in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Geller (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Geller is especially interested in maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Geller takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.

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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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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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and cancer surgeon in Media, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Exton, PA. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ing's areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ing's office for an appointment.

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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. 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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeto is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Szeto has received distinctions including Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Szeto's hospital/clinic 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $9,071
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
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 is a cancer surgeon and chest surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Walker's clinical interests: lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery, U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, ... (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's specialty is cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Hargrove takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hargrove's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Francis P Sutter, MD, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue, Medical Science Building.; Suite 280
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Francis Sutter's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. Dr. Sutter accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sutter studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Sutter has a closed panel.

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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 Z 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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carp include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Carp is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Carp is open to 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. Arthur Thomas Martella Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1503 Lansdowne Avenue; Suite 3003
Darby, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Martella practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Martella is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Martella attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Martella is professionally affiliated with 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
Dr. Peter A Mattei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei is a specialist in pediatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mattei include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Mattei honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mattei attended Harvard Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mattei include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott M Goldman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue, Medical Science Building.; Suite 280
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Goldman specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Kucharczuk's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kucharczuk has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2017; and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. 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. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jarrar include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Jarrar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2010 W. Chester Pike; Suite 448
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Xiang Yuan is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Pottstown, PA and Havertown, PA. In his practice, Dr. Yuan focuses on laparoscopic hernia repair and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Yuan attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Yuan speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Gallstones, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,067
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $729

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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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