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

Dr. Taine Pechet is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Pechet's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His hospital/clinic 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Pechet attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14.

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

Dr. Stacey Su is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Su's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Her professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Su honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. She has received the distinction of Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2002-2003. Dr. Su (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Szeto average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Szeto's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Szeto takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017. Dr. Szeto is conversant in Chinese.

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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. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road; 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. 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. Dr. Hargrove's areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hargrove 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. 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. Peter A Mattei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatric General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei practices pediatric surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Glen Mills, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mattei include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Mattei graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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. 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. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk practices thoracic surgery in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. Dr. Kucharczuk attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kucharczuk include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and lung cancer surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kucharczuk accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
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. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula works as a heart surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Vallabhajosyula attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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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. 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

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Zhitnikov is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of Odessa State Medical University and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zhitnikov include: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine Disorders, Morbid Obesity, ... (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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