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Taine Tayard Pechet MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Taine Pechet's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Pechet's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pechet accepts. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (Read more)

Wilson Y Szeto MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
Average rating 3.95 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
51 N 39th Street; Suite 2d, Phi Building
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Wilson Szeto, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Dr. Szeto's clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Szeto completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Szeto is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aneurysm, Aorta Surgery, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $9,071
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
Michael James Walker MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA

Dr. Michael Walker's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Dr. Walker's clinical interests include lung cancer, mediastinal cancer, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Walker is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Walker include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery, U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Richard Ing MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
830 Old Lancaster Road; Mob North, Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA

Dr. Richard Ing's medical specialty is 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. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ing attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ing accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Bypas ... (Read more)

Walter Clark Hargrove MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Phi 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Walter Hargrove's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Hargrove is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Hargrove's training includes residency programs 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. He 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, Heart Valve Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid ... (Read more)

Dr Ned Z Carp MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 275 Lankenau Med Sci Building
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Ned Carp is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and chest surgeon. Dr. Carp attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Carp include esophageal cancer, breast cancer surgery, and lung cancer. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carp is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: TOP DOCTOR - Surgery, Philadelphia Magazine; TOP DOCTOR - Oncology: breast; and Main Line Today magazine. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Appendicitis, Breast Surgery, Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Biopsy, Acid Reflux, E ... (Read more)

Arthur T Martella MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1503 Lansdowne Avenue; Suite 3003
Darby, PA

Dr. Arthur Martella is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Martella is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and St. Francis Hospital. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Martella completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Martella has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 Peter A Mattei MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Peter Mattei works as a pediatric surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Glen Mills, PA. He has a special interest in cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Mattei's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. Dr. Mattei is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , Da Vinci Surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Inflammatory Bowel Disea ... (Read more)

Dr Scott M Goldman MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Jd Lankenau Pavilion, Mezzanine
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Scott Goldman works as a heart surgeon and general surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lankenau Heart Group and Lankenau Medical Center. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldman has received distinctions including Top Doctor, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair, Aorti ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,324
John C Kucharczuk MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3400 Spruce Street, Pcam; West Pavilion Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. John Kucharczuk's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests 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 takes. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kucharczuk has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. He is professionally 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, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Charles Moss Geller MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA

Dr. Charles Geller sees patients in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Geller's areas of clinical interest consist of maze procedure, dissection, and aortic aneurysm. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Westchester Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Geller is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

All Interests: Maze Procedure, Dissection, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Doraid Jarrar MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Doraid Jarrar practices thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jarrar honors. His education and training includes medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Thymectomy, Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, ... (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 Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: heart murmur, aortic root replacement, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He has received the following distinction: Top Doctor, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Lankenau Heart Group and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Dissection, He ... (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
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yuan include laparoscopic hernia repair and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Yuan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Before completing his residency at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Dr. Yuan attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

All Interests: Weight Management, Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,067
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $729
Dr Prashanth Vallabhajosyula MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula is a cardiac surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vallabhajosyula obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vallabhajosyula is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr Patrick Ross Jr PHD MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Mob West, Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Patrick Ross' areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Ross is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Ross is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Minimall ... (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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