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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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and Coventry. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. He is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Korgaonkar is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and WellSpan Medical Group. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Korgaonkar studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for his residency.

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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 works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and surgical oncologist. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Makkenchery attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school. Dr. Makkenchery honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. James Ryan's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Ryan studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, 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.