We found 18 providers with an interest in soft tissue tumor and who accept HealthPartners near Philadelphia, PA.

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Kristy L. Weber, MD, FACS
Specializes in Urgent Care, General Pediatrics, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristy Weber's areas of specialization are urgent care, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and general pediatrics. Dr. Weber's areas of expertise include the following: bone biopsy, limb preservation, and soft tissue sarcoma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Weber completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weber include: Invited honorary speaker to Johns Hopkins 1st year medical students - stethoscope ceremony; Baltimore Magazine's Best Doctors; and (Orthopaedic Oncology).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, soft tissue tumor

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Ari David Brooks, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
245 North 15th Street; Ms 413
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ari Brooks is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Brooks an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2015-2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Brooks speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wei-Wen Low, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Wood Ambulatory; Care Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Low specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Low a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Low attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Low completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Best Microsurgical Save of 2008, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting; The Don LaRossa, MD Annual Teaching Award, Division of Plastic Surgery; and Penn Pearls Teaching Award. Dr. Low's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel B Roling, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Roling is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He works in Bryn Mawr, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roling's clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Roling honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Roling has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue tumor

All Interests: Second Opinions, Cryosurgery, Cellulitis, Erythema Multiforme, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Patric Harbison, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sean Harbison's medical specialty is surgery. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Harbison's medical residency was performed at Graduate Hospital. His clinical interests include lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Harbison has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Harbison's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma

All Interests: Achalasia, Revision Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Fundoplication, Abdominal Problems, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric L Zager, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
801 Spruce Street; Spruce Building, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Zager practices neurosurgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zager's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, cervical spine surgery, and spine tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zager trained at Columbia University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, and 2010 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012-14.

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Relevant Interests: , neurofibroma

All Interests: Neurofibroma, Radiculopathy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Herbert Bar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
301 South 8th Street, The Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 4a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Allen Bar sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bar include rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and paget's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Bar graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bar trained at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht's medical specialty is surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Schuricht is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schuricht has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street, Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. Dr. Kirkland's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Kirkland has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2017.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

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

Dr. Arthur Petrie Staddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
230 W Washington Square; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Staddon's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and bone cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staddon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Staddon's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2008, and 2011 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Maity, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Amit Maity is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Maity include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with 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 obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Hypothyroidism, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Peter Hartner, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
230 W Washington Square; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lee Hartner, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Hartner studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hartner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah H Kim, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
800 Walnut Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sarah Kim works as a gynecologic oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include colposcopy, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH), and ovarian cancer. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Leiomyosarcoma, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon Benjamin Morris, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jon Morris, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in surgery. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Morris trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and leiomyosarcoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , leiomyosarcoma

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing is a surgeon. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Wernsing attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Wernsing's clinical interests include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wernsing is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue tumor

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian S Soriano, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ian Soriano specializes in surgery. Dr. Soriano graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, colon polyps, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Patient ratings for Dr. Soriano average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soriano speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

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What are Soft Tissue Tumors?

Soft tissue tumors are abnormal masses that may occur in muscles, fat, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, or nerves anywhere in the body. They generally appear as round or elongated lumps, and can be harmless (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Although most soft tissue masses are benign, any newly discovered lump should be inspected by a doctor. If the mass is suspected to be cancerous, a biopsy may be recommended. This diagnostic procedure collects a tiny sample of tissue from the tumor, which is then examined in a laboratory to determine if any cancer cells are present.

Benign soft tissue masses are typically painless, tend to grow very slowly, and may go away on their own. The most common soft tissue tumor is a lipoma. Lipomas are soft, fatty masses that usually occur just under the skin in the shoulders, neck, belly, back, or limbs. Lipomas and other benign soft tissue tumors do not normally require medical treatment. However, if they are causing pain, they may need to be surgically removed, or excised. The procedure often takes out a very small amount of surrounding healthy tissue in addition to the tumor. Sometimes, medication is injected into the mass to shrink it before the excision is performed.

In contrast to slow-growing benign tumors, malignant ones, known as sarcomas, are more aggressive. Because they grow rapidly and can spread to other parts of the body, they require immediate attention. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the most widely used treatments for soft tissue sarcoma. The location and extent of your cancer, as well as your overall health, will determine which option or combination of options should be included in your treatment plan.

As with treating benign tumors, soft tissue sarcoma surgery frequently involves removal of the tumor along with some surrounding healthy tissue. However, a larger portion of normal tissue is removed in sarcoma surgery than in benign tumor excision. After the procedure, edges of the excised tissue are examined for cancer cells. If any are detected, there is a strong chance that not all of the cancer has been removed. If this is the case, additional surgery or another form of treatment, like radiation, may be necessary.

Excision is not the only way sarcomas may be treated surgically. Although uncommon, arm or leg tumors can grow so large that an excision would result in chronic pain or a poorly-functioning limb. If this happens, amputation may be the only solution. Recovery from this major operation typically includes physical therapy and getting fitted with a prosthesis (artificial limb), as well as receiving training on proper use of the prosthesis. With adequate physical rehabilitation, a person who has had a leg amputation may be able to walk again using a prosthesis in a few months.

For patients who are not healthy enough to undergo surgery, radiation therapy may be an option. Radiation destroys cancer cells with high-energy rays, like X-rays. While it can be the main component of the treatment plan, it is often used as an added measure to surgical excision if cancer cells are found in the edges of the excised tissue. Radiation may also shrink tumors to make excision easier or relieve symptoms of the disease, especially if it is at an advanced stage.

If malignant cells have spread to other parts of the body, chemotherapy may be a suitable form of treatment. This is because chemotherapy uses powerful anti-cancer drugs that can be given into a vein, so it goes directly into the bloodstream and rapidly reaches all areas of the body. As with radiation, chemotherapy may be the main component of your treatment plan or used as an addition to surgery.

After completing treatment for soft tissue sarcoma, you will need to be monitored regularly for any signs of cancer recurrence. Checkups involve physical exams and diagnostic procedures like X-rays and biopsies. Sarcomas tend to return within three years, and though the risk of recurrence greatly decreases by the fifth year, some patients may receive regular checkups for up to ten years. Others may need an even longer period of monitoring if they were treated for sarcoma that had spread to the lungs or other organs.

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