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General Surgery

With its first-rate surgical staff combined with a clean, comfortable environment and outstanding nursing care, Pennsylvania Hospital is a top choice for surgical procedures for many people in the Delaware Valley.  The hospital ranks among the most active surgical facilities in the region, and is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. 

Pennsylvania Hospital’s general surgeons have specialized skills and training in the diagnosis and management of many diseases and disorders. Because of this broad knowledge, general surgeons are often called upon by subspecialists to assist in the comprehensive care of an injured patient or for the complete care of critically ill patients in the emergency room and intensive care units. Expert treatment from general surgeons at Pennsylvania Hospital is available to treat a wide range of diseases and medical problems, including:

  • Breast cancer and benign breast disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gall bladder disease and gall stones
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia
  • Disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid disorders and adrenal disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Restorative procto-colectomy
  • Preserving the sphincter in cases of rectal cancer
  • Spleenectomy
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreas disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal motility disorders
  • Benign and malignant stomach diseases

Highly respected surgical teams work under optimal conditions in the hospital’s 28 ultra-modern operating rooms. General surgeons at Pennsylvania Hospital have been recognized as the best in the area by Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Docs” issue.


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