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Noel N. Williams, MD

Noel N. Williams, MD Physician

Director, Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program Director, William T. Fitts Surgery Education Center Rhoads-Harrington Professor in Surgery

Dr. Williams is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Noel N. Williams

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005, 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2015, 2016

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

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


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Medicine

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: Royal College of Surgeons
Residency: Richmond Hospital
Residency: Mater Misericordiae Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


4th Congress, Dublin, National American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (AHPBA), National American Society for Bariatric Surgery, National American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, National Association for Surgical Education, Education Committee, National Intensive Care Society of Ireland, International Irish Association for Cancer Research, International Irish Society of Gastroenterology, International Membership Committee, National Penn Surgical Society, Local Ravdin-Rhoads Surgical Society, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, International Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, International Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, National Surgical Research Society of Great Britain and Ireland, International Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (Associate Scientist), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Williams is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Berry MF, Rosato EF, Williams NN.: Dexon mesh splenorrhaphy for intraoperative splenic injuries. American Surgeon 69(2) : 176-180,2003.

Yendamuri S, Kuroki T, Trapasso F, Henry AC, Dumon KR, Huebner K, Williams NN, Kaiser LR, Croce CM.: WW domain containing oxidoreductase gene expression is altered in non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer Research 63(4) : 878-881,2003.

Dumon K, Williams NN.: Results of 154 Consecutive Hand Assisted laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypasses to Treat Morbid Obesity. Surgical Endoscopy 17 Suppl. : S220,2003.

Suliman Y, Williams NN.: Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. In Gastrointestinal Cancers: Biology and Clinical Management. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co : 159-166,2003.

Williams NN, Gyorfi T, Iliopoulos D, Herlyn D, Greenstein D, Linnenbach AJ, Daly JM, Jensen P, Rodeck U, Herlyn M.: Growth factor independence and invasive properties of colorectal carcinoma cells. Int J Cancer 50(2) : 274-280,2002.

Chen CN, McVay LD, Batlivala ZS, Hendren SK, Swain GP, Salzman N, Williams NN, Rombeau JL.: Anatomic and functional characteristics of the rat ileal pouch. Am J Surg 183(4) : 464-470,2002.

Velidedeoglu E, Williams N, Brayman KL, Desai NM, Campos L, Palanjian M, Wocjik M, Bloom R, Grossman RA, Mange K, Barker CF, Naji A, Markmann JF.: Comparison of open, laparoscopic, and hand-assisted approaches to live-donor nephrectomy. Transplantation 74(2) : 169-172,2002.

Dumon K, Markmann J, Williams NN.: Comparison of hand-assisted donor nephrectomy with totally laparoscopic and open donor nephrectomy. Presented at the 8th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, New York, NY : 2002.

Canter RJ, Williams NN.: Surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer. [Review] Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America 16 : 907-926,2002.

Guy TS, Williams NN, Rosato EF: Crohn's disease of the colon. Surg Clin NA 81(1) : 159-168,2001.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3400 Spruce Street, 4th Floor Silverstein Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 614-0858
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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