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

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

Dr. Manuel Guerrero is a physician who specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Guerrero (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Guerrero trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guerrero accepts.

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

Dr. David Faber's specialty is general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Faber is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at York Hospital.

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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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Currie's areas of expertise include abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Currie honors. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Currie's training includes a residency program at PinnacleHealth.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

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

Dr. Jeannette Capella is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Capella is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Boston. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Matthew Newlin practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Newlin include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Newlin takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Newlin trained at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Dr. Newlin is 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.