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Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Pechet's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet 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. Nathaniel Rutherford Evans III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nathaniel Evans is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Evans's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and achalasia. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington - Jefferson Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Pleural Effusion, Thymectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $445 - $3,680
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $243 - $1,524
Dr. Richard Yale Highbloom, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3 Cooper Plaza; Suite 403
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Highbloom is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Highbloom include maze procedure, aortic dissection repair, and aortic valve replacement. He is affiliated with Cooper University Physicians. Dr. Highbloom is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Highbloom attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Jersey Magazine "2010 Top Physician" and South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physicians".

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Aortic Dissection Repair, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Harrison Timothy Pitcher, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harrison Pitcher is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and atherosclerosis. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pitcher studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa for his residency. Dr. Pitcher is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and St. Mary's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, VATS lobectomy

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

Dr. Louis Edward Samuels, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 607
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Louis Samuels is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington - Jefferson Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Samuels attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Samuels has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Suite 2d, Phi Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto is a cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Szeto's clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Szeto's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $9,071
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
Dr. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 North 39th Street, Phi 2nd Floor; Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove is a specialist in cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Hargrove is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Hargrove performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including 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.

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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. Scott W Cowan, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Cowan, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Cowan's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and myasthenia gravis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington - Jefferson Health. Dr. Cowan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Pleural Effusion, Thymectomy, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter A Mattei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatric General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei works as a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Mattei has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

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

Dr. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, Pcam; West Pavilion Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk specializes in thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Kucharczuk'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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kucharczuk is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kucharczuk trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

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

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

Dr. John Walter Entwistle III, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1025 Walnut Street; Suite 607
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Entwistle is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Entwistle's areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Entwistle accepts. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Entwistle attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington - Jefferson Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, VATS lobectomy

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

Dr. Rohinton J Morris, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
111 S 11th Street; Gibbon Building, Suite 6210
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Rohinton Morris sees patients in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington - Jefferson Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair, VATS lobectomy

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

Dr. Roman V Petrov, PhD, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3401 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Roman Petrov's specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrov has received distinctions including AATS Graham Foundation Scholarship for Ethicon Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship.; Memorial Health System Recognition for Excellence in Trauma Care.; and Best Score Among All Residents/American Board of Thoracic Surgery In-service Examination Award.. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Petrov is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Sarcoma, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymoma, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Jarrar's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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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)

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Practice
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula's specialty is cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallabhajosyula obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vallabhajosyula 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. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street; Suite 507
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kirkland has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirkland include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kirkland include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2017.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $701

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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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