We found 11 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Katz is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He is affiliated with Reading Health System.

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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' specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cortes's education and training includes medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Brown focuses on cancer and surgical procedures. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. Dr. Brown 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 is a general surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bamberger include cancer and surgical procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Bamberger average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bamberger takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Bamberger attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Bamberger is affiliated with Reading Health System.

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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 general surgeon. He has a special interest in cancer and surgical procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanley honors Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanley attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He 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. Robert Farrington Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
640 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor
Reading, PA
 

Dr. Robert Thomas' medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Reading Health System. Before completing his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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 specializes in general surgery. Dr. Close's areas of expertise consist of cancer and surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Close attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Close accepts.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer and surgical procedures. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levan takes. Dr. Levan attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. Dr. Levan is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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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 medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer and surgical procedures. Dr. Howard takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He is 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 Reading, PA physician who specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malak include cancer and surgical procedures. Dr. Malak is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer and surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. Before performing her residency at PinnacleHealth, Dr. Slotkin attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer

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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.