We found 5 general surgeons who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Altoona, PA.

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Dr. Matthew Evans Newlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
620 Howard Avenue; Suite 3f
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Newlin is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Newlin is affiliated with UPMC Altoona. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Nii-Daako Darko, who practices in Altoona, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Darko attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Darko accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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Dr. Scot A Currie, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
620 Howard Avenue; Suite 3f
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Scot Currie's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona. Dr. Currie's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at PinnacleHealth. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Dr. David Clayton Faber, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. David Faber is a specialist in general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona and James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center. He attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Charleston Area Medical Center and York Hospital. Dr. Faber is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Jeannette Capella is a specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Altoona, PA. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Boston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Capella honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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.
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