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Joshua I.S. Bleier, MD

Joshua I.S. Bleier, MD Surgeon

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Bleier is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Joshua I. Bleier

Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue 2015, 2016

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2009
  • Surgery, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Surgery
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colitis
  • Colon Biopsy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Fistula
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colon Polyps - Laparoscopy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Endorectal Ultrasound
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Tumor
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileal J-Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) Surgery
  • Ileostomy - Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Surgery
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Surgery - Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colostomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Parastomal Hernia Evaluation and Repair
  • Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pilonidal Cyst Surgery
  • Polyps
  • Proctoscopy
  • Rectal Biopsy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Strictures
  • Rectal Surgery - Laparoscopic
  • Rectocele Repair
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincter Saving Surgery
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Incontinence in Men
  • Urinary Incontinence in Women
  • Ventral Hernia Repair

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospitals

Memberships

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Cancer Therapeutics Research Program, Local American Association for Cancer Research, Associate Member, National American Association for Cancer Research, National American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, National Association for Surgical Education, National Pennsylvania Colorectal Society, Board Member-at-Large, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Fellow, Local Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, National Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bleier 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Jeganathan AN, Shanmugan S, Bleier JI, Hall GM, Paulson EC.: Colorectal Specialization Increases Lymph Node Yield: Evidence from a National Database. Ann Surg Oncol. : 2016.

Hall GM, Shanmugan S, Bleier JI, Jeganathan An, Epstein AJ, Paulson EC.: Colorectal specialization and survival in colorectal cancer. Colorectal Dis. : 051-60,2016.

Steele SR, Arshad S, Bush R, Dasani S, Cologne K, Bleier JI, Raphaeli T, Kelz RR.: Social Media is a necessary component of surgery practice. University Surgeons’ Social and Legislative Committee. Surgery. : 2015.

Bleier JI, Kann B, Steele SR.: Laparoscopy in the elderly. Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease: Technique and Best Practices. : 2014 (In press).

Bleier JI, Fry RD.: Considerations in the elderly. Complexities in Colon & Rectal Surgery: Decision-Making and Management. : 2014 (In press).

Steele SR, Bleier J, Champagne B, Hassan I, Russ A, Senagore AJ, Sylla P, Pigazzi A.: Improving Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness of Colorectal Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. : 2014.

Hatch Q, Champagne B, Maykel J, Davis B, Johnson E, Bleier J, Francone T, Steele S.: Crohn’s disease and pregnancy: The impact of perianal disease on delivery methods and complications. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 57 (2): 174-178,2014.

Aarons C, Bleier J.: Management of Malignant Colon Polyps: Current status and controversies. World J Gastroenterol 20 (43): 16178-1683,2014.

Hatch Q, Champagne BJ, Maykel JA, Davis BR, Johnson EK, Bleier JI, Francone TD, Steele SR.: The impact of pregnancy on surgical Crohn disease: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Surg Res. 190 (1): 41-6,2014.

Bleier JI, Moloo H.: Perirectal abscess and fistula in ano. Netter’s Surgical Anatomy and Approaches. : 327-338,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Pennsylvania Hospital
700 Spruce Street, Suite 305

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-2375
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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