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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 specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and paget's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital, Dr. Bar attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Bar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Major Lee's area of specialization is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. Dr. Lee attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lee is affiliated with 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. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht is a surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuricht include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schuricht accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Schuricht has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. His hospital/clinic 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. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street, Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Kirkland attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kirkland takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2017.

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All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (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 surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Korus include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Korus's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korus is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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 S Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing practices surgery in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Wernsing include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Wernsing attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (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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