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Arvind Sabesan, MD

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Practice Philosophy

As a cancer surgeon, I understand the fear and confusion patients may have when they receive a new diagnosis of cancer. My aim is to listen to their concerns and help them understand their disease. Together, we work toward creating a treatment plan based on their individual needs.
I try to put patients at ease by offering them the most cutting-edge cancer treatments and reassuring them that their treatment is based on the latest evidence.  In addition, I utilize my personal experience gained from many years of training in the diagnosis, staging, and surgical removal of cancer. I strive to help my patients recover as quickly as possible and accompany them throughout their treatment.

This doctor is employed by Main Line HealthCare, the multispecialty physician network of Main Line Health, including more than 350 community and hospital-based physicians.

Locations and Appointments

Lankenau Medical Science Bldg, Ste 275
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Bryn Mawr Hospital, MOB North
830 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 306
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
  • Phone: 484.592.3000
  • Fax: 484.592.3009
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation

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About Arvind Sabesan, MD

I am a surgical oncologist (cancer surgeon) who is honored to be part of the excellent team of cancer specialists at Main Line Health. I bring particular expertise in advanced surgical approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as a dedication to multidisciplinary management of patients with cancer.

As a surgical oncologist, I treat many types of cancer, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, skin, soft tissues, and endocrine (hormone-producing) organs. I am trained in the advanced surgical approach to cancer diagnosis, staging, and treatment, and use minimally invasive (robotic) techniques whenever possible.

My path to becoming a cancer surgeon began during my general surgery training. Having determined I wanted to specialize in cancer treatment, I set my sight on doing a fellowship in surgical oncology after completing my residency. However, I recognized that to be an excellent cancer surgeon requires not only technical training, but an understanding of all cancer treatment approaches that complement surgery as well as how new cancer treatments are developed and tested in clinical trials.

To gain this knowledge, I completed a surgical oncology research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the NIH, I studied how to manipulate the immune system to fight cancer cells and participated in research that formed the basis for many of the immunotherapies currently used to treat cancer today.

I then pursued further surgical training by completing a surgical oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Through this intensive operative experience, I developed proficiency in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical approaches to treating a wide range of cancers. I also gained expertise in performing a spectrum of treatments for complex cancers, which I now offer at Main Line Health along with a team of skilled providers. A few examples of these include esophagectomy, liver resection, pancreatectomy, melanoma treatment, and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

After spending many years in the northeast completing my undergraduate degree, medical school training, and surgical residency, I am thrilled to be back in the Philadelphia area, where I can care for patients at Main Line Health.

  • Language: English


Medical school
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa FL

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Current Membership & Activities
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

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