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Dr. Allen Herbert Bar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
301 South 8th Street, The Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 4a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Allen Bar sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bar include rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and paget's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Bar graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bar trained at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Major Lee is a medical specialist in surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht's medical specialty is surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Schuricht is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schuricht has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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

Dr. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street, Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. Dr. Kirkland's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Kirkland has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2017.

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

Dr. Gary B Korus, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Korus practices surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Korus include cancer surgery, achalasia, and gastrostomy (G-tube insertion). Dr. Korus has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Korus attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. David S Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing is a surgeon. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Wernsing attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Wernsing's clinical interests include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wernsing is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (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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