We found 5 general surgeons who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Altoona, PA.

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Dr. Scot Aaron Currie, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
620 Howard Avenue; Suite 3f
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Scot Currie works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Currie attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at PinnacleHealth. In his practice, he is particularly interested in abdominal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Currie takes. He is affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Matthew Evans Newlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
620 Howard Avenue; Suite 3f
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Newlin's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Altoona, PA. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Newlin's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. David Faber is a general surgery specialist in Altoona, PA and Duncansville, PA. Dr. Faber is affiliated with UPMC Altoona and James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Charleston Area Medical Center and York Hospital. Dr. Faber's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Nii-Daako Darko's areas of specialization are general surgery and trauma surgery. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Darko accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Jeannette Capella is a specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Altoona, PA. She is affiliated with UPMC Altoona. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Capella performed her residency at Children's Hospital Boston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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.
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