We found 3 general surgeons who accept Highmark near Gettysburg, PA.

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Dr James Patrick Ryan V MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
450 S. Washington Street; Suite C
Gettysburg, PA

Dr. James Ryan specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in York, PA and Gettysburg, PA. Dr. Ryan is especially interested in upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryan accepts. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr Nikhilesh M Korgaonkar MBA MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
40 V - Twin Drive; Suite 102
Gettysburg, PA

Dr. Nikhilesh Korgaonkar practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Korgaonkar's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Korgaonkar's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Rajesh Makkenchery MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
450 S Washington Street; 3rd Floor, Suite C
Gettysburg, PA

Dr. Rajesh Makkenchery's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Makkenchery include laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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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