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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's area of specialization is general surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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: 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's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Drebin's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, leiomyosarcoma, and inguinal hernia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: 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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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuricht include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schuricht takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Schuricht attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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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Relevant Interests: , small bowel resection

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's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bar include rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Bar is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Bar performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , small bowel resection

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

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

Dr. Gary Korus works as a surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Korus takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue.

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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's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wernsing include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wernsing attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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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 practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Kirkland's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirkland include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. Dr. Kirkland has received professional recognition including the following: 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.