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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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)
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift
  • Body Fat Injection
  • Body Lift
  • BOTOX Therapy for Frown Lines
  • BOTOX Therapy 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 Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • 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 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, National British Association of Plastic Surgeons Overseas Member, International Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kanchwala 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Etkin Y, Kanchwala SK, Low DW, Foley PJ, Jackson OA, Jackson BM: Creation of spliced conduit vein using microvascular anastomotic coupler J Vasc Surgery 65 (6): 1845-1847,2017.

Basta Marten N, Wu Liza C, Kanchwala Suhail K, Serletti Joseph M, Tchou Julia C, Kovach Stephen J, Fosnot Joshua, Fischer John P: Reliable prediction of postmastectomy lymphedema: The Risk Assessment Tool Evaluating Lymphedema. American journal of surgery 213 (6): 1125-1133.e1,2017.

Chu Michael W, Samra Fares, Kanchwala Suhail K, Momeni Arash: Treatment Options for Bilateral Autologous Breast Reconstruction in Patients with Inadequate Donor-Site Volume. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 33 (5): 305-311,2017.

Chang Catherine S, Chu Michael W, Nelson Jonas A, Basta Marten, Gerety Patrick, Kanchwala Suhail K, Wu Liza C: Complications and Cost Analysis of Intraoperative Arterial Complications in Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 33 (5): 318-327,2017.

Etkin Yana, Kanchwala Suhail K, Low David W, Foley Paul J, Jackson Oksana A, Jackson Benjamin M: Creation of spliced vein conduit using microvascular anastomotic coupler. Journal of vascular surgery 65 (6): 1845-1847,2017.

Mirzabeigi MN, Fischer JP, Basta MN, Fracol M, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM, Low DW, Kanchwala S: Managing Groin Wounds after Infrainguinal Vascular Procedures: Examining the Reoperative Events and Complication Profine of Muscle Flap Reconstruction Ann Vasc Surg : 2017.

Bauder Andrew R, Samra Fares, Kanchwala Suhail K, Serletti Joseph M, Kovach Stephen J, Wu Liza C: Autologous breast reconstruction in the postbariatric patient population. Microsurgery : 2017.

Mirzabeigi Michael N, Fischer John P, Basta Marten N, Fracol Megan, Kovach Stephen J, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M, Low David W, Kanchwala Suhail: Managing Groin Wounds after Infrainguinal Vascular Procedures: Examining the Reoperative Events and Complication Profile of Muscle Flap Reconstruction. Annals of vascular surgery : 2017.

Swanson Jordan W, Yu Jason W, Taylor Jesse A, Kovach Stephen, Kanchwala Suhail, Lantieri Laurent: The Retroauricular Approach to the Facial Nerve Trunk. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 28 (2): 347-351,2017.

Gao Lin Lin, Basta Marten, Kanchwala Suhail K, Serletti Joseph M, Low David W, Wu Liza C: Cost-effectiveness of microsurgical reconstruction for head and neck defects after oncologic resection. Head & neck 39 (3): 541-547,2017.

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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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