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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 is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Darrell completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Darrell's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and WellSpan Medical Group. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korgaonkar is open to new patients. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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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). His clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Makkenchery is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He studied medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makkenchery honors. Dr. Makkenchery's practice 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ryan attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and laparoscopic surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryan takes. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He is open to 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.