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David S. Wernsing, MD, FACS Surgeon

Director, Bariatric Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Wernsing is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2002

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Tumors
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Stenosis
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Tumors
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophageal Strictures
  • Esophagectomy
  • Feeding Tube Placement (Gastrostomy Tube)
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gallbladder Motility
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Tumor
  • Heller Myotomy - Minimally Invasive
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery - Incisional Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia (Groin Hernia)
  • Intestinal Surgery - Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery (LAGB)
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colostomy
  • Laparoscopic Diagnosis - Minimally Invasive
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparotomy Staging - Minimally Invasive
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Resection - Minimally Invasive
  • Liver Resection (Hepatic Resection)
  • Liver Tumors
  • Lobectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Abdominal Adhesion Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Adrenalectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Colon Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nissen Fundoplication - Minimally Invasive
  • Non-Cardiac Thoracic Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Pancreas Biopsy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Paragangliomas
  • PEG Tube Placement
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Pheocromocytoma
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery - Laparoscopic
  • Removal of Skin Growths
  • Robotic Hernia Repair Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Removal Surgery (Gastrectomy)
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wernsing is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.

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