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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Gettysburg, PA and York, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Darrell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Korgaonkar trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Korgaonkar is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and WellSpan Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Gettysburg, PA. In his practice, Dr. Makkenchery focuses on laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makkenchery honors. Dr. Makkenchery has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise consist of upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryan studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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.
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