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Sean P. Harbison, MD

Sean P. Harbison, MD Physician

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program Chief, Division of General Surgery, PPMC Professor of Clinical Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Harbison is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Sean P. Harbison

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 - 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015, 2016

Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2015 - 2019

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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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1993

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Calcification
  • Carcinoid of the Stomach
  • Carcinoid Tumor of Pancreas
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Cecostomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Cystadenoma of Pancreas
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Esophagogastric Junction Cancer
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Fundoplication
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Ileostomy
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Infusaport Placement
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Insulinoma
  • Internal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestine Cancer Surgery
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Intussusception
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastrostomy¬†
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Recurrent Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipoma
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Metastases
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreatic Duct
  • Malignant Tumor of Extrahepatic Bile Duct
  • Mechanical Complication of Gastrostomy
  • Mediports
  • Mesenteric Cyst
  • Mesenteric Mass
  • Metastatic Colon Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal Biopsy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreas Head Cancer
  • Pancreas Tail Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Pancreatic Tumors
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Partial Splenectomy
  • PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Perforation of the Gallbladder
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Port
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Richter Hernia
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Abscess
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Splenic Anomalies
  • Splenic Cyst
  • Splenic Mass
  • Splenomegaly
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Fistula
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Stomach Tumor Surgery
  • Stromal Tumor of the Intestine
  • Subphrenic Abscess
  • Surgical Management of Advanced Hepato-Biliary Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
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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: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Graduate Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memberships

American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National American College of Surgeons, Philadelphia Chapter, Local American Hepatico Pancreatico Biliary Association, National American Hernia Society, National American Medical Association, National American Motility Society, National American Society of General Surgeons, National Association for Surgical Education, National Association of American Medical Colleges, National International Hepatico-Pancreatico-Biliary Association, International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians (Fellow), Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, National Society of Alimentary and Gastroenterologic Surgeons, National Society of Surgical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Harbison is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Wright-Saunders Building Suite 266
51 North 39th Street

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