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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hackam include surgical procedures. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Hackam's education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Hackam's distinctions include: 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 professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and WellSpan York Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Cook's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Cook attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Danny Chu is a heart surgeon and general surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Chu accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Sperry's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Presbyterian. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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

Dr. Steven Evans is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Pittsburgh, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Evans honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Evans is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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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, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery. Dr. McAuliffe takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. McAuliffe attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. McAuliffe's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Natrona Heights, PA, Greensburg, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in endocrine surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bartels is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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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' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Uniontown, PA. Dr. Courcoulas has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Courcoulas include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and endoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Courcoulas speaks French.

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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 is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Garrett takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Garrett's training includes a residency program 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her clinical interests encompass endoscopic surgery. Dr. Hamad's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamad accepts. Dr. Hamad speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery

Dr. John Carlos Puyana, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Critical Care
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Juan Puyana works as a general surgeon and critical care specialist. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Puyana is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He obtained his medical school training at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Garth Abraham Elias, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1515 Locust Street; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Garth Elias is a general surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Elias graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Georges Al-Khoury works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and New Castle, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Al-Khoury attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Al-Khoury (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Al-Khoury is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Dr. Matthew Randall Rosengart, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Critical Care
200 Lothrop Street; F1280
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Rosengart is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Presbyterian. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rosengart trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Rosengart is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated Dr. Ramanathan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramanathan include minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramanathan graduated from Madras Medical College. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. Dr. Ramanathan is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Lawrence Cecil Biskin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
100 Delafield Road; Suite 213
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Biskin works as a general surgeon. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Biskin's education and training includes medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Biskin is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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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.