surgeons, all of whom are board-certified in general surgery with
advanced training in their particular areas of expertise, are highly
dedicated to providing outstanding patient care. They are continuously
training in the most advanced techniques to ensure the best outcomes for
their patients. They correct many disorders using minimally
invasive techniques whenever possible.
If you have any questions and would like to speak to a physician or
nurse about your surgery or condition, call 1-866-CALL-MLH.
The breast surgeons at Paoli Hospital are highly trained specialists in
the treatment of both benign and malignant conditions of the breast.
Realizing that undergoing breast surgery can be stressful and difficult,
our physicians offer total patient care, treating physical conditions
with a highly sensitive and caring approach, while at the same time
providing much needed emotional support. They specialize in the most
state-of-the-art techniques, such as:
image-guided breast biopsy
sentinel node mapping (to identify the extent of breast cancer
new procedures to assist in radiation therapy, including
Our physicians are experts in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of
colon and rectal problems, from simple to complex. In addition, they
perform both screening and diagnostic colonoscopies. Screening
colonoscopies are performed as preventive care for individuals 50 years
of age and older or for younger individuals with a personal or family
history of colon problems or colon cancer.
In addition to the treatment of hemorrhoids, our surgeons are skilled in
the treatment of anal and colon polyps, fissures and fistulae, rectal
and colon cancer, and other bowel conditions that may require surgery.
Some procedures, such as the surgical treatment of hemorrhoids, can be
performed in an office setting. Other procedures can often be performed
on an outpatient basis, allowing the patient to leave the hospital or
surgery center the same day. Our physicians understand the importance of
your privacy and comfort and will do their best to meet your personal
Our surgeons are experts in the surgical treatment of both benign and
malignant conditions of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Both of
these endocrine glands are located in the neck and help maintain the
Disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands can cause significant
problems if not diagnosed and treated. Using the latest imaging and
laboratory techniques, our surgeons can accurately locate and then
excise many different types of tumors or lesions in the thyroid and
parathyroid glands through very small incisions. This minimally invasive
approach leads to less pain and discomfort following surgery and a more
Our surgeons treat a range of disorders related to the gastrointestinal
(digestive) tract. This area of surgery treats of a multitude of organ
systems and diagnoses, such as benign and malignant conditions of the
esophagus, stomach and small bowel, including the treatment of Crohn’s
disease. Problems of the gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas, as well as
diseases of the spleen, are treated as well. The physicians at Paoli
Hospital are leaders in hernia repairs, using innovative means, such as
the Kugel procedure, which they continuously teach to general surgeons
throughout the Delaware Valley.
Many of these disorders can be treated traditionally or with the latest
minimally invasive techniques, depending on the patient’s individual
condition and concerns.
All of our general surgeons are trained to handle a wide variety of
problems with the skin and the soft tissue under the skin (referred to
as subcutaneous tissue). Skin lesions, including sebaceous cysts and
lipomas, are very common conditions that can be treated by general
surgeons. Both are benign and can be easily removed if they become
enlarged or symptomatic. In addition, any number of painful skin
abscesses can be drained in the office or treated in an outpatient
setting, providing prompt relief to the patient. Our general surgeons
also perform more extensive surgical procedures for the treatment of
skin cancers and melanoma.
The general surgeons at Paoli Hospital are highly trained and
experienced in using the latest in laparoscopic (minimally invasive)
surgical techniques to treat a variety of surgical problems through the
smallest incisions possible. Laparoscopic surgery is intended to
minimize the size of the incision, thereby reducing pain following
surgery and speeding up recovery times.
Our surgeons, who pioneered laparoscopic surgery in the Philadelphia
area, perform a number of procedures using this technique. Almost all
gallbladder surgery, for example, can be performed laparoscopically.
This approach also is used to investigate chronic abdominal pain, which
can lead to the removal of the appendix. Colon cancer can now be treated
laparoscopically as well, using very small incisions to remove the
cancerous part of the colon.
Based on the patient's condition, our surgeons customize the procedure
to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.
Each year, our surgeons perform 250 gallbladder surgeries, more than any
other program in Chester County (according to the Pennsylvania Health
Care Cost Containment Council, 2007). These procedures are performed
using minimally invasive techniques, enabling patients to experience
shorter hospital stays.
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255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
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