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Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD

Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Surgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Languages spoken:

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Dr. Kanchwala is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Suhail K. Kanchwala

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 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


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Acquired Absence of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Anterolateral Thigh Flap
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Axillary Lymphadenectomy
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Deformity
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implant Deformity Correction
  • Breast Implant Leak
  • Breast Implant Rupture
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reinnervation
  • Breast Revision
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Components Separation
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Disproportion of Reconstructed Breast
  • Endoscopic Breast Augmentation
  • Fat Grafting
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Free Tram
  • Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Hand Transplant
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Latissimus Flap
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Liposuction of Cheek
  • Liposuction of Hip
  • Liposuction of Knee
  • Liposuction of Love Handles
  • Liposuction of the Abdomen
  • Liposuction of the Buttocks
  • Liposuction of the Chin
  • Liposuction of the Face
  • Liposuction of the Lower Extremity
  • Liposuction of the Neck
  • Liposuction of the Upper Extremity
  • Liposuction of Thigh
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Lymph Node Transfer
  • Lymphedema
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastoplasty
  • Microneurovascular Free Muscle Transplantation
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mini Abdominoplasty
  • Muscle Transplant
  • Muscle-Sparing Tram
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Nipple Reinnervation
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Pedicle Tram
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction
  • Profunda Artery Perforator Flap
  • Ptosis of Breasts
  • Radial Forearm Flap
  • Radiation-Induced Breast Deformity
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Silicone Toxicity
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sternal Wound Flap
  • Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Surgery for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Tap Flap
  • Tissue Expansion Surgery
  • Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap
  • Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap
  • TUG Flap
  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy
  • Vacuum-Assisted Wound Closure
  • Vascularized Bone Graft
  • Vertical Rectus Abdominis Muscle Flap
  • Wound Medication
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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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center


American Association of Plastic Surgeons, International American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, National 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.


Selected Publications:

Momeni Arash, Kanchwala Suhail: Reply: Hybrid Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: A Surgical Approach that Combines the Benefits of Autologous and Implant-Based Reconstruction. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 144 (3): 509e,2019.

Momeni Arash, Kanchwala Suhail: Reply: Hybrid Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: A Surgical Approach That Combines the Benefits of Autologous and Implant-Based Reconstruction. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 144 (2): 319e-320e,2019.

Jablonka Eric M, Lamelas Andreas M, Kanchwala Suhail K, Rhemtulla Irfan, Smith Mark L: A Simplified Cost-Utility Analysis of Inpatient Flap Monitoring after Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction and Implications for Hospital Length of Stay. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 144 (4): 540e-549e,2019.

Momeni Arash, Kanchwala Suhail: Delayed-immediate hybrid breast reconstruction-Increasing patient input and precision in breast reconstruction. The breast journal 25 (5): 898-902,2019.

Momeni Arash, Kanchwala Suhail: Reply: Hybrid pre-pectoral breast reconstruction - A surgical approach that combines the benefits of autologous and implant-based reconstruction. Plastic and reconstructive surgery : 2019.

Wallen Tyler J, Habertheuer Andreas, Gottret Jean P, Kramer Matthew, Abbas Zara, Siki Mary, Hobbs Reilly, Vasquez Charlie, Molina Maria, Kanchwala Suhail, Low David, Acker Michael, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth: Sternal wound complications in patients undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation. Journal of cardiac surgery 34 (4): 186-189,2019.

Kanchwala Suhail, Momeni Arash: Hybrid breast reconstruction-the best of both worlds. Gland surgery 8 (1): 82-89,2019.

Mirzabeigi Michael N, Rhemtulla Irfan A, Mcdonald Elizabeth S, Sataloff Dahlia M, Kovach Stephen J, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M, Kanchwala Suhail: Locoregional Cancer Recurrence after Breast Reconstruction: Detection, Management, and Secondary Reconstructive Strategies. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 143 (5): 1322-1330,2019.

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 38 (2): 134-142,2018.

Momeni Arash, Kanchwala Suhail: Hybrid Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: A Surgical Approach that Combines the Benefits of Autologous and Implant-Based Reconstruction. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 142 (5): 1109-1115,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Plastic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, 14 So. PCAM

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

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