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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3411
Media, PA
 

Dr. Hassan Vakil works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include abdominal surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vakil graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vakil is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Daniel Ing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 2, Suite 2507
Media, 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
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, 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. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital Health Center 3, Suite 3
Media, 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. Arthur Thomas Martella Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1503 Lansdowne Avenue; Suite 3003
Darby, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Martella is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Martella has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Martella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and St. Francis Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $4,318
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,242
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

Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Charles Geller's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Geller include maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Geller attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Geller's medical residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 116 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2010 W. Chester Pike; Suite 448
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Xiang Yuan is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic hernia repair and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yuan takes. Dr. Yuan obtained his medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and performed his residency at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Yuan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,067
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $729
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)

Dr. Patrick Ross Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3308
Media, 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)

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

Dr. Aley Tohamy practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashanth R Ramachandra, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1001 Baltimore Pike; Suite 109
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramachandra average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Ramachandra trained at Christiana Care Health System. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $2,909
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,416
Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Hcc 2 Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Delone include thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Delone trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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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