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Dr. Sean Patrick Harbison, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sean Harbison, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in surgery. These areas are among Dr. Harbison's clinical interests: lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Harbison has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Revision Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Fundoplication, Abdominal Problems, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Eugene Raper, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion, 4th Floor; Department of Gi Surgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Raper, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Raper include cancer surgery, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Raper is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Raper's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Wound Complications, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht is a surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schuricht takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Schuricht's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Serena Cardillo, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Serena Cardillo works as an endocrinologist in Philadelphia, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cardillo's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, and transplant procedures. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cardillo speaks Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Transplant Procedures, ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Korus takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Noel Norman Williams, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Noel Williams is a physician who specializes in surgery. After completing medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Williams at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His distinctions include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (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 medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Kirkland's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program 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. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

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

Dr. David Wernsing is a surgery specialist in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Wernsing's areas of expertise include the following: 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wernsing accepts. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Daniel Thomas Dempsey, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Dempsey works as a surgeon and intensivist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dempsey include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and achalasia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dempsey attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Doctors issue from 2010 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors annually since. Dr. Dempsey is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Colitis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Stephen Price, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Price is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and nerve block. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Price performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Nerve Block, Peripheral Neuropathy, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian Santos Soriano, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ian Soriano's specialty is surgery. Dr. Soriano graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and inguinal hernia repair. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Soriano takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Neuman's specialties are anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neuman takes. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Neuman attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Weight Loss Surgery

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What is Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric or weight-loss surgery is a surgical procedure performed to help significantly obese patients lose weight when more traditional methods, such as dieting and exercise, have not helped. Depending on the type, these surgeries change the gastrointestinal tract to limit how much food can be eaten and also change how food is absorbed by the body. Of the various bariatric surgeries available, the most common is gastric bypass.

By far the most common of the gastric bypass surgeries is called “Roux-en-Y.” During this surgery, part of the stomach and small intestine are detached from the gastrointestinal tract, in order to make the tract smaller. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts. The working stomach, at the end of the esophagus, is now tiny - only the size of a walnut. This makes patients feel full after eating a small amount of food. Then the small intestine is also divided, and after bypassing a section of the small intestine to reduce food absorption, the intestine is attached to the small stomach pouch. The patient now has a working stomach and intestine like before, only much smaller.

Because gastric bypass is used to treat extreme obesity, it can reduce the risk of some of the problems associated with obesity. Gastric bypass can help treat or reduce the risk for such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. However, it is a major surgery and also carries risks itself. Any surgery can lead to infection, bleeding, or blood clots, and weight loss surgery in particular carries risks of leaks in the gastrointestinal system, malnutrition, bowel obstructions, and vomiting.

Typically patients are considered candidates for gastric bypass surgery if they have a BMI greater than 40, or sometimes if they have a BMI between 35 and 40 but are suffering from obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes. The outlook is generally good, with most patients losing between 50-75% of their excess weight in 1-2 years. However, patients must follow strict diet guidelines so that the stomach can heal, starting with no food at all, then followed by a liquid diet for some time. For many severely obese patients who have tried strict diets before without success, gastric bypass surgery is the tool that allows them to finally achieve their weight loss and health goals.
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