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Alan L Schuricht MD
Specializes in Surgery
Average rating 3.07 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
301 S 8th Street; Suite 4a
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Alan Schuricht is a surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schuricht's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schuricht trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , Small Bowel Resection

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr Major Kenneth Lee IV MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Major Lee's specialty is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , Small Bowel Resection

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Small Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Allen H Bar MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
301 S 8th Street; Suite 4a
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Allen Bar's specialty is general surgery. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Bar trained at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and paget's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Bar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Small Bowel Resection

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Gallstones, Hy ... (Read more)

Matt L Kirkland MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
700 Spruce Street; Suite 507
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Matt Kirkland's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. Dr. Kirkland is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kirkland is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. His distinctions 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: , Small Bowel Resection

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cance ... (Read more)

Gary B Korus MD
Specializes in Surgery
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Gary Korus is a surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, achalasia, and gastrostomy (G-tube insertion). Dr. Korus's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Korus is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Small Bowel Resection

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Colitis, Small Bowel Resection, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder Cancer, J ... (Read more)

David S Wernsing MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; Penn Medicine Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. David Wernsing is a physician who specializes in surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Wernsing's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Wernsing trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , Small Bowel Resection

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sten ... (Read more)

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What is Small Bowel Resection?

Small bowel resection is a surgical procedure performed to remove all or part of the small intestine. The small intestine absorbs nutrients from food and passes waste to the large bowel. Tumors or conditions such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease can cause injury to the intestine or lead to blockage. To allow your small intestine to function normally, surgery to remove part of the intestine may be necessary.

Small bowel resection can be done through either a laparoscopic or open approach. If you are having a laparoscopic small bowel resection, your surgeon will make multiple small incisions on your abdomen and insert a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. If you are having an open small bowel resection, a large cut is made on the abdomen to expose the intestine. A laparoscopic small bowel resection is associated with less pain and requires a shorter recovery period, but depending on your condition, you may have to undergo an open procedure.

After making the necessary incisions, your surgeon will remove the targeted portion of the intestine and then perform an anastomosis. Depending on the amount of intestine left, an anastomosis may involve your surgeon either joining together the ends of the intestine or creating a stoma, which is an opening in the abdomen. In this procedure, called an ileostomy, the end of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the opening in the abdominal wall. A drainage pouch will be attached to the skin to collect waste.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your intestine will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the intestines to heal following surgery.

Small bowel resection is typically completed in one to four hours. After your operation, you will need to stay in the hospital for a few days, and it may take some time before you can return to your normal diet.

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