Penn State Health Surgical Specialties

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Colorectal Surgery · 8 Providers

Average Rating of all Office Providers

Office Providers

Christine Ardell, CRNP

Christine Ardell, CRNP

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

David Brinton, CRNP

David Brinton, CRNP

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Marjorie Lebo, CRNP

Marjorie Lebo, CRNP

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 24 provider reviews for Penn State Health Surgical Specialties

Review of Dr. Puleo


Dr. Puleo is caring, bright and I highly recommend her.
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Review of Dr. Koltun

- in PA |

I was 19 when doctor Koltun saved my life of a ruptured bowel and my Crohn's. I wish I could tell him of how greatful I am to still be around 18 years later.
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Review of Dr. Koltun

- in Lock Haven, Pa |

Dr. Walter Koltun is a god, started out as patient in his study. Dr. Koltun pulls no punches. If you don't want the truth and want everything sugar covered Dr. Koltun. I trust him with my life and would recommend him to anyone....thanks Dr. Koltun for everything. Kelly
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Review of Dr. Messaris

- in Port Matilda, PA |

He is a very compassionate man with an excellent bedside manner & explains everything he plans to do in detail, including what could go wrong. He was so confident but humble and in talking to his receptionists and nurses, he is top notch. I think he's a great surgeon and I would highly recommend him to anyone. The wait time can be long sometimes but it's worth it because he doesn't rush through patients which makes him the best kind of Dr.
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Review of Dr. McKenna

- in Orwigsburg, PA |

Great Surgeon, called me on a Saturday afternoon to see how I was doing. Cares about his patients.
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Review of Dr. Koltun

- in Ephrata |

My mom's care was terrible. When She was so sick he spoke to her in a nasty tone and adressed her concerns with irritation. He actually yelled at her. He may be a skilled surgeon but make sure he knows you want him not a student intern. My mothers procedure was botched because this happened. Karma will catch up with you Dr
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Review of Dr. Messaris

- in Kingston, PA |

I had colon cancer and Dr Messaris was my surgeon to perform a colectomy to remove the cancerous tumor. He explained everything to my wife and I very thoroughly and patiently. He was a very calming voice in a time of worry, and he was very confident and helped to ease our worries. He was very caring, compassionate, and understanding, yet explained everything directly and in terminology that was very understandable. I cannot thank Dr Messaris enough for the outstanding work that he performed!
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Learn About Penn State Health Surgical Specialties

35 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal Of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy And Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, And Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision And Drainage
  • Destruction Of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic Or Open)
  • Excision Of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy Or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy Or Excision Of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (Incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection Of The Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional And-Or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, Or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open Or Laparoscopic (Incl. Swenson And Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Removal Of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection Of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal Or Destruction Of Rectal Or Intestinal Tumor (Incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy And Control Of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair Of Anal And Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair Of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement


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Who We Are

  • Tertiary care academic abdominal wall reconstruction and therapeutic endoscopy practice

Penn State Health Surgical Specialties accepts 10 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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