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Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD

Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Dr. Kanchwala is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer Program

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Aesthetics
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift
  • Body Fat Injection
  • Body Lift
  • BOTOX® for Wrinkles
  • Botulinum Injections - Frown Lines
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction with Implants
  • Breast Reconstruction with Tissue
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgery
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheiloplasty - Decrease Lip Size
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermis Fat Graft (Full Lips)
  • Dermis Fat Graft (Wrinkles)
  • Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) Surgery
  • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Fat Injection
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Flap - Muscle/Tissue Replacement
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Liposuction
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Lymph Node Transfer
  • Lymphedema
  • Malar Augmentation (Cheek)
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Nasal Airway Problems
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tissue Grafts
  • Varicose Veins Injections

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: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kanchwala 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:

Bauder Andrew R, Sarik Jonathan R, Butler Paris D, Noone R Barrett, Fischer John P, Serletti Joseph M, Kanchwala Suhail K, Kovach Stephen J, Fox Justin P: Geographic Variation in Access to Plastic Surgeons. Annals of plastic surgery 76 (2): 238-43,2016.

Basta Marten N, Fox Justin P, Kanchwala Suhail K, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M, Kovach Stephen J, Fosnot Joshua, Fischer John P: Complicated breast cancer-related lymphedema: evaluating health care resource utilization and associated costs of management. American journal of surgery 211 (1): 133-41,2016.

Pannucci Christopher J, Basta Marten N, Kovach Stephen J, Kanchwala Suhail K, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M: Loupes-Only Microsurgery is a Safe Alternative to the Operating Microscope: An Analysis of 1,649 Consecutive Free Flap Breast Reconstructions. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 31 (9): 636-42,2015.

Ligh Cassandra A, Nelson Jonas A, Wink Jason D, Gerety Patrick A, Fischer John P, Wu Liza C, Kanchwala Suhail K: An analysis of early oncologic head and neck free flap reoperations from the 2005-2012 ACS-NSQIP dataset. Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery : 1-8,2015.

Samra Fares, Bauder Andrew R, Chin Bianca, Taglienti Anthony, Wes Ari M, Kanchwala Suhail K, Serletti Joseph M, Wu Liza C: Autologous Breast Reconstruction in the Post-Bariatric Patient Population. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136 (4 Suppl): 89-90,2015.

Basta Marten N, Fischer John P, Kanchwala Suhail K, Silvestre Jason, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M, Tchou Julia C, Kovach Stephen J, Fosnot Joshua: A Propensity-Matched Analysis of the Influence of Breast Reconstruction on Subsequent Development of Lymphedema. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136 (2): 134e-143e,2015.

Chung Cyndi U, Wink Jason D, Nelson Jonas A, Fischer John P, Serletti Joseph M, Kanchwala Suhail K: Surgical Site Infections after Free Flap Breast Reconstruction: An Analysis of 2,899 Patients from the ACS-NSQIP Datasets. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 31 (6): 434-41,2015.

Nelson Jonas A, Fischer John P, Grover Ritwik, Kovach Stephen J, Low David W, Kanchwala Suhail K, Levin L Scott, Serletti Joseph M, Wu Liza C: Vein grafting your way out of trouble: Examining the utility and efficacy of vein grafts in microsurgery. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS 68 (6): 830-6,2015.

Nelson Jonas A, Chung Cyndi U, Fischer John P, Kanchwala Suhail K, Serletti Joseph M, Wu Liza C: Wound healing complications after autologous breast reconstruction: a model to predict risk. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS 68 (4): 531-9,2015.

Butler Paris D, Nelson Jonas A, Fischer John P, Chang Benjamin, Kanchwala Suhail, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M: African-American women have equivalent outcomes following autologous free flap breast reconstruction despite greater preoperative risk factors. American journal of surgery 209 (4): 589-96,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery
10 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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