We found 7 providers matching small bowel resection and who accept Geisinger Health Plan near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Major Kenneth Lee IV, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Major Lee specializes in general surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Small Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Adam Drebin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4th Floor, Silverstein Pavilion; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Drebin's specialty is surgery. Dr. Drebin graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, leiomyosarcoma, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Drebin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2007 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , small bowel resection

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Gastroparesis, Hepatectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $9,912
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $3,435
Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Schuricht's clinical interests include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schuricht honors. Dr. Schuricht has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Herbert Bar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
301 South 8th Street, The Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 4a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Allen Bar is a general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Bar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital for residency. Dr. Bar has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary B Korus, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Korus is a specialist in surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Korus's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Korus attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Korus has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Colitis, Small Bowel Resection, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Scott Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing works as a surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Wernsing is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street, Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kirkland's clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kirkland has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2016.

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All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is Small Bowel Resection?

Small bowel resection is a surgical procedure performed to remove all or part of the small intestine. The small intestine absorbs nutrients from food and passes waste to the large bowel. Tumors or conditions such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease can cause injury to the intestine or lead to blockage. To allow your small intestine to function normally, surgery to remove part of the intestine may be necessary.

Small bowel resection can be done through either a laparoscopic or open approach. If you are having a laparoscopic small bowel resection, your surgeon will make multiple small incisions on your abdomen and insert a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. If you are having an open small bowel resection, a large cut is made on the abdomen to expose the intestine. A laparoscopic small bowel resection is associated with less pain and requires a shorter recovery period, but depending on your condition, you may have to undergo an open procedure.

After making the necessary incisions, your surgeon will remove the targeted portion of the intestine and then perform an anastomosis. Depending on the amount of intestine left, an anastomosis may involve your surgeon either joining together the ends of the intestine or creating a stoma, which is an opening in the abdomen. In this procedure, called an ileostomy, the end of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the opening in the abdominal wall. A drainage pouch will be attached to the skin to collect waste.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your intestine will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the intestines to heal following surgery.

Small bowel resection is typically completed in one to four hours. After your operation, you will need to stay in the hospital for a few days, and it may take some time before you can return to your normal diet.

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