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Daniel T. Dempsey, MD

Daniel T. Dempsey, MD Physician

Assistant Director, Peri-Operative Services, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgery Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dempsey is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Daniel T. Dempsey

Recognized by America's Top Doctors annually since 2004

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003, 2013 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues from 2010 to 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1987

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Biliary Colic
  • Carcinoid of the Stomach
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Components Separation
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Myotomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagogastric Junction Cancer
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Fundoplication
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Ileostomy
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Internal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestine Cancer Surgery
  • Intussusception
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Gastrostomy¬†
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Cyst
  • Mesenteric Mass
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Perforation of the Gallbladder
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Repair of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Richter Hernia
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Splenic Cyst
  • Splenic Disease
  • Splenic Mass
  • Splenomegaly
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Fistula
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Stomach Tumor Surgery
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Stromal Tumor of the Intestine
  • Subphrenic Abscess
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


AHPBA, National AHPBA, National American Board of Surgery, National American College of Nutrition, National American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, National American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, National American Surgical Association, National Association for Academic Surgery, National Association for Surgical Education, National College of Physicians of Phila, Local College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae, International Eastern Surgical Society, Local Halsted Society, National Medical Club of Thirteen, National Meigs Society, National National Board of Medical Examiners, National National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis, National Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Ravdin-Rhoads Surgical Society, National SAGES, National Societe Internationale De Chirurgie, International Society for Surgical Oncology, National Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, National Society of University Surgeons, National Society Surgical Oncology, National Southern Surgical Association, National Surgeons Travel Club, National Surgical Biology Club III, National The Philadelphia Club, Local Union League of Philadelphia, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dempsey is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 4th Fl. Silverstein Pvln.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 614-0092
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)