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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

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

Dr. Taine Pechet practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Pechet's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. His distinctions 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. Dr. Pechet welcomes 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. 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. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Szeto attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient ratings for Dr. Szeto average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Szeto include: 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. Dr. Szeto's 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 is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singhal include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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. 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 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
2100 Keystone Avenue; Mob, Suite 304
Drexel Hill, 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kucharczuk obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kucharczuk has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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 practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is 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. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Phi 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hargrove attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hargrove has received distinctions including 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. 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. 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' 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. Nimesh Dilip Desai, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nimesh Desai practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, ventricular assist device (VAD), and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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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
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 works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Williams obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,575
  • Medicare Cost: $941
Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 6 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Furukawa attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furukawa include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Furukawa has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. 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: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Holistic Approaches, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In Dr. Mattei's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. Dr. Mattei's professional affiliations include 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.