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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.

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.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

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

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • 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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • 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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