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Robert K. Wenger, MD

Robert K. Wenger, MD Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Wenger is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Robert K. Wenger

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized by Main Line Today's 2016 Top Doctor's issue

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's 2016 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adventitial Cystic Disease
  • Aneurysm Repair Surgery
  • Anomalies of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Procedures
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defect
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Implant Closure Devices
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Combined Heart Lung Transplant
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Embolectomy
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Impella Insertion
  • Impella Management
  • Infiltrative Disorders of the Heart
  • Infundibular Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Konno Procedure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinitis
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Closure of Atrial Septal Defect
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Replacement of Heart Valve
  • Rheolytic Thrombectomy
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Rupture of Papillary Muscle
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thrombectomy
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valve-Sparing Surgery
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • 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: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency:
Residency: Emory University Hospital

Memberships

American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National Chester County Medical Society, Local Heritage Committee for Archives for Women in Medicine, Local International Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery, International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wenger 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Wenger RK, Mortensen JD.: The intravascular oxygenator Ivox: Augmentation of blood-gas transfer. In Mora CT, ed.: Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Principles and Techniques of Extracorporeal Circulation.New York: Springer-Verlag. : 450-458,1995.

Mansour KA, Wenger RK.: T-tube management of late esophageal perforations. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics 175 (6): 571-572,1992.

Ratcliffe MB, Bavaria JE, Wenger RK, Bogen DK, Edmunds LH Jr.: Left ventricular mechanics of ejecting, postischemic hearts during left ventricular circulatory assistance. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 101 (2): 245-255,1991.

Wenger RK, Lukasiewicz H, Mikuta BS, Niewiarowski S, Edmunds LH Jr.: Loss of platelet fibrinogen receptors during clinical cardiopulmonary bypass. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 97 (2): 235-239,1989.

Wenger RK, Bavaria JE, Ratcliffe MB, Bogen D, Edmunds LH Jr.: Flow dynamics of peripheral venous catheters during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with a centrifugal pump. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 96 (3): 478-484,1988.

Bavaria JE, Ratcliffe MB, Gupta KB, Wenger RK, Bogen DK, Edmunds LH Jr.: Changes in left ventricular systolic wall stress during biventricular circulatory assistance. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 45 (5): 526-532,1988.

Gluszko P, Rucinski B, Musial J, Wenger RK, Schmaier AH, Colman RW, Edmunds LH Jr, Niewiarowski S.: Fibrinogen receptors in platelet adhesion to surfaces of extracorporeal circuit. American Journal of Physiology 252 (3 (Pt2)): H615-621,1987.

Wachtfogel YT, Kucich U, Greenplate J, Gluszko P, Abrams W, Weinbaum G, Wenger RK, Rucinski B, Niewiarowski S, Edmunds LH Jr.: Human neutrophil degranulation during extracorporeal circulation. Blood 69 (1): 324-330,1987.

Wenger RK, Gluszko P, Schmaier A, Rucinski B, Greenplate J, Stewart G, Niewiarowski S, Edmunds LH Jr.: Platelet adherence to synthetic surfaces. Surgical Forum XXXVII : 1986.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chester County Hospital
701 East Marshall Street, 2nd Floor

West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 738-2690
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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