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

Dr. Sean Harbison specializes in surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Harbison is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Harbison is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

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

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

Dr. Noel Williams is a specialist in surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). His education and training includes medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Williams include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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

Dr. Alan Schuricht practices surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuricht include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Schuricht has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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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. 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 is a surgeon and intensivist. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and gastrostomy (G-tube insertion). Dr. Raper is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Raper include: 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. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street, Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. Dr. Kirkland's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Kirkland is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirkland takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kirkland has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2017.

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

Dr. Raymond Price works as a neurologist in Philadelphia, PA. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Price completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of clinical interest consist of peripheral neuropathy, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and nerve block. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

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

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

Dr. Serena Cardillo is a physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, and transplant procedures. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Cardillo accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cardillo's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is conversant in Italian.

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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' area of specialization is surgery. 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. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korus has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue.

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

Dr. David Wernsing specializes in surgery and practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Wernsing include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Wernsing honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital. 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: , 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, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Dempsey, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Dempsey include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and achalasia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Dempsey performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Doctors issue from 2010 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors annually since. Dr. Dempsey's professional affiliations include 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, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ian Soriano is a specialist in surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and inguinal hernia repair. Patient reviews placed Dr. Soriano at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. Dr. Soriano is 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 practices anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Philadelphia, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Neuman's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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