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Division of
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Esophagus and Gastric Cancer
Dr. Allen Bar
Dr. Bar
Daniel Dempsey
D. Dempsey
Dr. Jeffrey Drebin
Dr. Drebin
Dr. Matt Kirkland
Dr. Kirkland
Gary Korus
Dr. Korus
Steven Raper
Dr. Raper
Alan Schuricht
Dr. Schuricht
Ian Soriano
I. Soriano
David Wernsing
Dr. Wernsing
Noel Williams
Dr. Williams

The esophageal and gastric cancer program offers evaluation and therapy for patients with cancers of the esophagogastric area. The division surgeons work in close collaboration with the gastroenterologists and the oncologists from the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Gastric SystemCenter. These physicians have provided improved patient care by a multimodality approach to the patient with cancer. This includes the complex diagnostic utilizing endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, radiologic diagnostic evaluation and nutrition evaluation and support. The surgical division has pioneered the field of nutritional support for gastrointestinal cancer patients, which is crucial to the successful treatment plan for recovery.

A multidisciplinary approach utilizes specialists from gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, radiology, pathology and the nutrition service. The resources of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center (approved and designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center) provide access to new therapies through a wide range of clinical protocols. Nationally recognized physicians in the treatment and management of gastrointestinal cancer are available to provide a team approach to therapy.

The surgical division has pioneered multimodality methods of treatment and post-operative care which are now applied nation-wide. Current management modalities include application of laparoscopic procedures where indicated. These include laparoscopy both in the diagnostic staging and therapy.

Inpatient Facilities:
Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC)
Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)

Office Visit Locations:
Perelman Center - West Pavilion, 4th Floor (HUP)
266 Wright-Saunders Building (PPMC)
700 Spruce Street - Garfield Duncan Building (PAH)

Making an Office Visit Appointment:
215-662-2626 or 800-789-PENN

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