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Dr. Sean Patric Harbison, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sean Harbison's medical specialty is surgery. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Harbison's medical residency was performed at Graduate Hospital. His clinical interests include lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Harbison has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Harbison's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Revision Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Fundoplication, Abdominal Problems, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Noel Norman Williams, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Noel Williams is a specialist in surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams honors. He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital for residency. Dr. Williams has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct 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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Steven Eugene Raper, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion, 4th Floor; Department of Gi Surgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Raper's areas of specialization are surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and gastrostomy (G-tube insertion). Dr. Raper's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Raper attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Raper has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Wound Complications, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder ... (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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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Raymond Stephen Price, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Price sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). 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 has a special interest in peripheral neuropathy, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and nerve block. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price accepts. Dr. Price is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Nerve Block, Peripheral Neuropathy, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Serena Cardillo, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Serena Cardillo's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cardillo include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, and transplant procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Cardillo is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, she speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Transplant Procedures, ... (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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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Daniel T Dempsey, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Dempsey specializes in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Dempsey's clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and achalasia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Doctors issue from 2010 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors annually since. Dr. Dempsey is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ian Soriano specializes in surgery. Dr. Soriano graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, colon polyps, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Patient ratings for Dr. Soriano average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soriano speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Neuman is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neuman honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Neuman is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Weight Loss Surgery

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What is Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric or weight-loss surgery is a surgical procedure performed to help significantly obese patients lose weight when more traditional methods, such as dieting and exercise, have not helped. Depending on the type, these surgeries change the gastrointestinal tract to limit how much food can be eaten and also change how food is absorbed by the body. Of the various bariatric surgeries available, the most common is gastric bypass.

By far the most common of the gastric bypass surgeries is called “Roux-en-Y.” During this surgery, part of the stomach and small intestine are detached from the gastrointestinal tract, in order to make the tract smaller. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts. The working stomach, at the end of the esophagus, is now tiny - only the size of a walnut. This makes patients feel full after eating a small amount of food. Then the small intestine is also divided, and after bypassing a section of the small intestine to reduce food absorption, the intestine is attached to the small stomach pouch. The patient now has a working stomach and intestine like before, only much smaller.

Because gastric bypass is used to treat extreme obesity, it can reduce the risk of some of the problems associated with obesity. Gastric bypass can help treat or reduce the risk for such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. However, it is a major surgery and also carries risks itself. Any surgery can lead to infection, bleeding, or blood clots, and weight loss surgery in particular carries risks of leaks in the gastrointestinal system, malnutrition, bowel obstructions, and vomiting.

Typically patients are considered candidates for gastric bypass surgery if they have a BMI greater than 40, or sometimes if they have a BMI between 35 and 40 but are suffering from obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes. The outlook is generally good, with most patients losing between 50-75% of their excess weight in 1-2 years. However, patients must follow strict diet guidelines so that the stomach can heal, starting with no food at all, then followed by a liquid diet for some time. For many severely obese patients who have tried strict diets before without success, gastric bypass surgery is the tool that allows them to finally achieve their weight loss and health goals.
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