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David S. Wernsing, MD, FACS

David S. Wernsing, MD, FACS Physician

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

Dr. Wernsing is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. David S. Wernsing

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2019

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018, 2019 Top Docs issue

Specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including sarcoma and GI malignancies.

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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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2002

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery (LAGB)
  • Laparoscopic Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipoma
  • Liver Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Pancreatic Tumors
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Varicose Veins
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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
  • 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 Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital

Memberships

American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National American Medical Association, National American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons, National American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition, National American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition, National International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, National Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, National Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wernsing is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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

Department of Surgery
Penn Medicine Washington Square
800 Walnut Street, 20th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-8455
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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