We found 207 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Conshohocken, PA.

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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include advanced heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Samuels honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Samuels's training includes a residency program 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. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to 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. 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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Ing include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ing honors. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ing welcomes 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. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Michael Walker works as a cancer surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walker include 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. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Walker performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Walker has received include 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, ... (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 is a cardiac surgery and general surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Sutter's clinical interests: atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sutter is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sutter is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Lankenau Heart Group. He 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Carp's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carp is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Carp attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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. Scott M Goldman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue, Medical Science Building.; Suite 280
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Goldman works as a cardiac surgeon and general surgeon in Wynnewood, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Goldman takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Goldman has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Heart Group and 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 6 White
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Dr. Jarrar is a graduate of Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jarrar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jarrar include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: , 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. 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 cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include heart murmur, aortic root replacement, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lankenau Medical Center and Lankenau Heart Group. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez accepts. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Dissection, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Murmur, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
Dr. Patrick Ross Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Ross, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting 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)

Dr. John Meilahn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
8815 Germantown Avenue; Suite 22b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Meilahn's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Meilahn is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,773
Dr. A Lee Osterman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 South Henderson Road, The Merion Building; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. A. Osterman practices hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Osterman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and wrist fracture. Dr. Osterman's professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Osterman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Osterman has received distinctions including "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2010. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles F Leinberry Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Charles Leinberry's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Newtown, PA, Bensalem, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Leinberry trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. These areas are among Dr. Leinberry's clinical interests: torticollis, paget's disease, and elbow pain. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leinberry accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Nazareth Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Lawrence Wells, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, General Pediatrics
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Wells is a physician who specializes in urgent care, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include strains, back pain, and dislocation. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Wells is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Sever's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Charles Sergott, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
256 Lankenau Med; Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Sergott works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sergott include craniotomy, brain aneurysm, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Sergott's professional affiliations include Geisinger, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Sergott accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011,2010. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pipeline embolization device (PED)

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, Eye Problems, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Girard Ciccotti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
825 Old Lancaster Avenue; Suite 100, 140 and 200
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ciccotti is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His clinical interests include lower back strain, torticollis, and paget's disease. Dr. Ciccotti has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ciccotti honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ciccotti include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital, Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Ciccotti has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Greg Anderson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
825 Old Lancaster Avenue; Suite 100, 140 and 200
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. David Anderson is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Anderson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Anderson's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Rothman Institute. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, ... (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.
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