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Gary B. Korus, MD, FACS Surgeon

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Korus is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Gary B. Korus

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Tumors
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastritis (Stomach Inflammation)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GI Bleed)
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Gastrostomy Tube Placement
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • IV Access - Parenteral Nutrition
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Laparoscopy and Robotic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopy Staging
  • Liver Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Heller Myotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nissen Fundoplication - Minimally Invasive
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Removal Surgery (Gastrectomy)
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
  • 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: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland
Residency: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin


American Board of Surgery, National American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Chapter, Local American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, National Metropolitan Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, National Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Korus 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.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Presbyterian Medical Center
51 North 39th Street, Ste. 266 Wright-Saunders Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9198
Fax: (215) 243-4649
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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