We found 4 general surgeons who accept Highmark near Gettysburg, PA.

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Dr. John Charles Darrell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
40 V - Twin Drive; Suite 102
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. John Darrell, who practices in Gettysburg, PA and York, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Darrell is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Darrell welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nikhilesh M Korgaonkar, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
40 V - Twin Drive; Suite 102
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Nikhilesh Korgaonkar specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Korgaonkar attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and WellSpan Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. James Patrick Ryan V, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
450 S Washington Street; Suite C
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. James Ryan is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Ryan honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Ryan's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Rajesh Makkenchery, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
450 S. Washington Street; Suite C
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Rajesh Makkenchery is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Makkenchery takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Makkenchery welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic 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.
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