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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's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of abdominal surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Vakil accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Vakil completed residency programs at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Vakil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vakil's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and cancer surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Ing average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ing is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to 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 works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Su's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. Dr. Su has received the distinction of Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2002-2003. Dr. Su (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Walker include lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walker honors. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery, U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Walker is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to 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 works as a heart surgeon and general surgeon in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Sutter is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sutter include atherosclerosis, chest pain, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Lankenau Heart Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is closed to new patients at this time. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Sutter attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sutter has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Carp honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carp include: State Chair Outstanding Performance Award; American Cancer Society - Commission on Cancer (CoC); and TOP DOCTOR - Surgery Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Carp is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Martella accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional 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's specialties are cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Goldman's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is affiliated with Lankenau Heart Group and Lankenau Medical Center. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldman is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Geller's areas of clinical interest consist of maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geller takes. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Pottstown, PA, Havertown, PA, and Downingtown, PA. Dr. Yuan has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic hernia repair and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and performed his residency at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He is conversant in Mandarin. His 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. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include heart murmur, aortic root replacement, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Rodriguez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Lankenau Heart Group. Dr. Rodriguez is closed to 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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Zhitnikov attended medical school at Odessa State Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Zhitnikov trained at Westchester Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhitnikov accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 sees patients in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Ross's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tohamy attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy is professionally 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. His medical residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Ramachandra has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ramachandra accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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 surgeon and hand surgeon. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Delone trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Delone include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Delone is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes 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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