Dr. Joseph G. Desantis, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 56

100 N ACADEMY AVE
Danville, PA 17822
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Dr. Desantis' Experience

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Dr. Desantis' Specialties

Procedures Dr. Desantis Performs

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
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Hospital Quality

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Geisinger Medical Center
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822

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Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Desantis

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER
100 N ACADEMY AVE
Danville, PA 17822
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    Dr. Desantis' Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery, 1990
    • Plastic Surgery, 1993
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    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    2
    • Breast Cancer
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Lipomas
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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    Background Check for Dr. Desantis

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Yale University
    Graduated in 1984

    Internship Hospital

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Complete in 1985

    Residency Hospital

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Complete in 1989

    Fellowship Hospital

    Geo Wash University Hospital
    Complete in 1991
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Desantis & Staff

    • English
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Desantis' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Geisinger Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Desantis

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desantis to family and friends

    10 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Desantis' Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 8 responses
    shorter than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Desantis
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    10 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Desantis accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    Office Locations

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    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER
    100 N ACADEMY AVE
    Danville, PA 17822
    (800) 275-6401 (Office)
    B
    Geisinger Medical Group Scenery
    200 Scenery Dr
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 231-4560 (Office)
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    Geisinger Csmtc Ctr Plstc Sgy
    100 N Academy Ave
    Danville, PA 17822
    (570) 271-6363 (Office)
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