Each year, more than 65,000 patients choose Penn Medicine for their surgeries. We offer a range of options, from minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic procedures to highly complex surgeries.

At Penn Medicine, you’ll have access to the latest advances in surgery, including technology, clinical trials and new treatments — some of which are available only at Penn.

Our team of expert surgeons perform a high volume of complex operations. We work with our colleagues in other specialties to design treatment plans to meet each patient’s individual needs for the best possible outcomes. Collaboration brings together expert knowledge from across the health system and helps us answer questions and find solutions better than one person could do alone.

U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian as among the best in the nation for surgical care in several specialties.

For further information on the breakdown of department divisions by specialty, patient education resources, and information on research, visit the Department of Surgery.

Programs and Services

Adrenal Surgery

Our expert adrenal surgeons treat a range of conditions that affect your adrenal glands, including cancerous and non cancerous adrenal tumors.

Bariatric Surgery

The Penn Bariatric Surgery program, designated an MBSAQIP Accredited Center- Comprehensive, offers complete care for people with morbid obesity before, during, and after weight-loss surgery.

Breast Cancer Surgery

At the Abramson Cancer Center, our specialized breast cancer oncologists target cancer with leading-edge treatment that also aligns with your goals and lifestyle.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

The Penn Colon and Rectal Surgery Program is dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum and anus.

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Penn’s Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery Program is a collaborative team of nationally recognized surgeons, nurses and support staff treating the full spectrum of GI conditions that may require surgical treatment.

Heart and Vascular

Penn Heart and Vascular Center combines the renowned expertise of its clinicians, researchers and educators to provide comprehensive, high quality care to all patients, no matter how "high risk" their condition.

Heated/Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Penn Medicine is among the first in the region to offer Heated/Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), an innovative treatment for complex abdominal cancers.

Hernia Surgery

Penn Hernia Center provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for all types of hernias, even the most complex.

Melanoma Surgery Program

Penn Medicine surgeons are among the most experienced in treating melanoma, including even the most complex cases.


Penn Neurosurgery provides comprehensive surgical management of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Surgery

Penn Gynecology provides women with preventative gynecologic care and offers clinical programs to address the needs of women throughout every stage of their lives.

Ophthalmology Surgery

Learn more about the oculofacial and orbital surgery services available at the Scheie Eye Institute.


Our orthopaedics team treats each joint condition, spinal disorder and sports injury with a personalized approach.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Penn’s Oral and Maxillofacial Program provides surgical and non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation services for the mouth, teeth, jaws and face.

Orthoplastic Surgery

The Penn Orthoplastic Limb Salvage Center is a highly specialized center that offers unique microsurgical and complex fracture expertise for patients at high-risk for limb amputation or those with severe limb impairment. Learn more about the Penn Orthoplastic Limb Salvage Center in Philadelphia.

Parathyroid Surgery

Our expert parathyroid surgeons treat a range of parathyroid conditions, including hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid cancer.

Plastic Surgery

Penn plastic surgeons are dedicated to helping you look and feel your best.

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Surgery

At Penn Medicine, we have the expertise and experience to assess all types of soft tissue sarcomas, make an accurate diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan specific to you.

Spine Surgery

The Penn Spine Center offers diagnosis, treatment and management for chronic and acute spine conditions, ranging from the most common to the most complex.

Surgical Oncology

Cancer surgery remains the fundamental treatment used to both diagnose and treat a variety of cancers.

Thyroid Surgery

Our expert thyroid surgeons treat a range of thyroid conditions, including thyroid cancer.

Transplant Surgery

Founded more than 50 years ago, and having performed more than 12,000 transplants, the Penn Transplant Institute is the most experienced center in the region. We are ranked among the top 10 multi-organ transplant centers in the country, with outcomes that consistently meet or exceed national averages.

Trauma Surgery

Penn’s Level 1 Trauma Center offers the most advanced specialty care in the region, resulting in exceptional patient outcomes that rank well above national averages.

Thoracic Surgery

At Penn, we perform more than double the number of lung surgeries than any medical center in the region.

Urologic Surgery

Penn Urology is a national leader in clinical research, education and advancements in patient care for urological conditions and urinary tract disorders.

Urogynecologic Surgery

We offer the latest and most advanced surgical techniques for all types of urogynecologic conditions.

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