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We found 45 general surgeons who accept United Healthcare HSA near Allentown, PA.

Dr. David Joel Hackam, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Children's Hospital, Suite 4a485
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. David Hackam is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Hackam trained at Toronto General Hospital. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Hackam is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: First Prize - Basic Science Poster, Institute of Medical Science Scientific Day; Award of Academic Excellence, University of Western Ontario; and Exceptional Patient Satisfaction Award, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Surgical Procedures, Neonatal Surgery

Dr. Chris Cecil Cook, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
200 Lothrop Street; 700 Suite C
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Chris Cook is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Franklin, PA, and Farrell, PA. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Cook graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cook honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Steven Evans, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 307, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Steven Evans' specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. In his practice, Dr. Evans focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Evans's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Priscilla Frances McAuliffe, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
300 Halket Street; Suite 2601
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Priscilla McAuliffe is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. Dr. McAuliffe has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McAuliffe honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Christopher John Bartels, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
100 Delafield Road; Suite 113
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Bartels is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Natrona Heights, PA, Greensburg, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Bartels's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in endocrine surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Surgery

Dr. Anita Pauline Courcoulas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
300 Halket Street; Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Anita Courcoulas specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Courcoulas attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In her practice, Dr. Courcoulas focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and endoscopic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Courcoulas honors. In addition to English, Dr. Courcoulas speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Owen Garrett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
100 Delafield Road; Saint Margaret Medical Arts Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Garrett works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Garrett is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Giselle Genevieve Muhammad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
300 Halket Street; Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Giselle Hamad is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In Dr. Hamad's practice, she is particularly interested in endoscopic surgery. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamad graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for her residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hamad is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery

Dr. Danny Chu, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
200 Lothrop Street; Suite 5b
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Danny Chu is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Chu is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Dr. Georges Elie Al-Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
200 Lothrop Street; Puh Suite 1011
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Georges Al-Khoury specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and New Castle, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Al-Khoury's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Al-Khoury (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Dr. Jason Lee Sperry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3601 Fifth Avenue; Suite 6b, Falk Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jason Sperry is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Sperry accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Dr. Ramesh Chandran Ramanathan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ramesh Ramanathan works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Uniontown, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramanathan include minimally invasive surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramanathan takes. Dr. Ramanathan graduated from Madras Medical College. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Tamil. Dr. Ramanathan is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Mohammad Haroon Asif Choudry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 307, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Mohammad Choudry, who practices in Hershey, PA and Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Choudry attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Choudry completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Choudry is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choudry (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Bryan Walter Tillman, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Va Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Division; University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Bryan Tillman works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Seneca, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Northwest. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Tillman obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Dr. Brian Scott Zuckerbraun, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
200 Lothrop Street; Suite F1267
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Brian Zuckerbraun works as a general surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Northwest, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Dr. Zuckerbraun is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Dr. Zuckerbraun speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Bestoun H Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 390
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Bestoun Ahmed practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Pittsburgh, PA and Uniontown, PA. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Arabic and Kurdish. Dr. Ahmed is especially interested in endoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Passavant. He attended medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.