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Division of
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Intestinal Fistulas
Dr. Allen Bar
Dr. Bar
Jon Morris
J. Morris
Steven Raper
Dr. Raper
Ian Soriano
I. Soriano
David Wernsing
Dr. Wernsing
Noel Williams
Dr. Williams

Intestinal fistulas are abnormal passages from the intestine to either an internal organ or the body surface. They can occur as the result of Intestinal Fistulacongenital defects, injuries, infection radiation or illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease.

Many fistulas require surgical treatment which usually consists of removing a short segment of intestine. These operations are optimally performed by a gastrointestinal or colorectal surgeon.

The Division of Gastrointestinal surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is made up of highly trained surgeons, including staff board-certified in colon and rectal surgery.


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

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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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