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We found 4 general surgeons who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Altoona, PA.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Manuel Guerrero practices general surgery and trauma surgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Guerrero studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Guerrero completed a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Guerrero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and PeaceHealth.

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Dr. David Clayton Faber, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. David Faber is a general surgeon. Dr. Faber is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Faber trained at York Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Faber is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
620 Howard Avenue; Suite 3f
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Scot Currie works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Altoona, PA and Harrisburg, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Currie has a special interest in abdominal surgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at PinnacleHealth. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
620 Howard Avenue; Suite 3f
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Newlin works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Newlin completed a residency program at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Newlin is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Clinical interests: 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.