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We found 12 general surgeons who accept Medicare near Reading, PA.

Dr. Leon Victor Katz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2603 Keiser Boulevard; Suite 104
Wyomissing, PA
 

Dr. Leon Katz is a Wyomissing, PA physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Katz is affiliated with Reading Health System. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Katz attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.

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Dr. Vicente Cortes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
6th Avenue and Spruce Street; Trauma Administration, B4 South
West Reading, PA
 

Dr. Vicente Cortes' areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He obtained his medical school training at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cortes is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Dr. Michael Thomas Brown, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
301 S. Seventh Avenue; Suite 305
West Reading, PA
 

Dr. Michael Brown is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in West Reading, PA. He has a special interest in cancer and surgical procedures. Dr. Brown takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. He is affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Peter Kurt Bamberger, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
301 S. Seventh Avenue; Suite 305
West Reading, PA
 

Dr. P. Bamberger specializes in general surgery and practices in West Reading, PA. His areas of expertise include cancer and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Bamberger attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Terrance Patrick Hanley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
301 S. Seventh Avenue; Suite 3070
West Reading, PA
 

Dr. Terrance Hanley is a specialist in general surgery. He works in West Reading, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer and surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Reading Health System. Dr. Hanley graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for his residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanley honors.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Robert Farrington Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
640 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor
Reading, PA
 

Dr. Robert Thomas is a general surgeon. He is affiliated with Reading Health System. Dr. Thomas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

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Dr. Anne Pletcher Close, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
301 S. Seventh Avenue; Suite 305
West Reading, PA
 

Dr. Anne Close, who practices in West Reading, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. She is especially interested in cancer and surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. Dr. Close is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Close accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joseph R Levan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2758 Century Boulevard; Suite 1
Wyomissing, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Levan practices general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levan include cancer and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of LeHigh Valley Hospital Network's residency program. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Robert J Howard, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2758 Century Boulevard; Suite 1
Wyomissing, PA
 

Dr. Robert Howard's specialty is general surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer and surgical procedures. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard honors. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Howard completed his residency training at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Timothy M Malak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
5 Hearthstone Court; Suite 105
Reading, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Malak is a specialist in general surgery. Before completing his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Malak attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer and surgical procedures. Dr. Malak honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Jaime Fleming Slotkin, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
301 S 7th Avenue; Suite 3070
Reading, PA
 

Dr. Jaime Slotkin specializes in general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Slotkin focuses on cancer and surgical procedures. Dr. Slotkin accepts Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at PinnacleHealth, Dr. Slotkin attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Benjamin R Sigmond, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2494 Bernville Road; Suite 200
Reading, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Sigmond works as a general surgeon in Reading, PA. His clinical interests include lipoma, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Dr. Sigmond is professionally affiliated with Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Wounds, Gallstones, Abdominal Problems, Adrenalectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.