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Division of
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Laparoscopy Center
Dr. Allen Bar
Dr. Bar
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

The Gastrointestinal Laparoscopy Center provides comprehensive and multi-disciplinary resources for the minimally invasive treatment of diseases of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectum) pancreas, liver and biliary tract. The clinical programs included both routine and advanced laparoscopic procedures. In addition to surgeons trained in the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, there are highly skilled operating room nurses and technical support staff.

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy with biopsy and tumor staging
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with intraoperative cholangiography
  • ppendectomy
  • Anti-reflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia
  • Esophageal myotomy for achalasia
  • Gastric resection for tumors
  • Gastric reduction procedures for morbid obesity (hand-assisted)
  • Splenectomy and Adrenalectomy
  • Intestinal resection for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colectomy
  • Colostomy
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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