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We found 7 providers with an interest in 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. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors.

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Relevant Interests: , small bowel resection

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Liver Resection, Small Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Drebin specializes in surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Drebin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Drebin attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drebin has received the following distinctions: 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.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Gastroparesis, Liver Resection, Small Bowel ... (Read more)

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 obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schuricht accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (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 medical specialist in surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Korus include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Korus is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Korus attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , small bowel resection

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Colitis, Small Bowel Resection, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (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, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Bar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Bar is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , small bowel resection

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

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

Dr. David Wernsing works as a surgeon. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wernsing include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wernsing honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , small bowel resection

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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kirkland has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirkland is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kirkland include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2016. Dr. Kirkland is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , small bowel resection

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.