Dr. Christopher Kowalski, MD

Dr. Christopher Kowalski, MD

Robotic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
(19)
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Dr. Christopher Kowalski, MD is a robotic surgery doctor who practices in Langhorne, PA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.Read his story

1205 Langhorne Newtown Rd Ste 106

Langhorne, PA 19047

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Care Credit
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GENERAL
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Dr. Kowalski's Experience

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  • Specializes in Robotic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Kowalski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kowalski "I was born in Pennsylvania and have ongoing deep roots in the state for over 4 generations. I grew up in Maryland, outside of Washington, DC where my father began his career as a physician at Walter Reed Hospital and then in private practice in Maryland and Washington DC. I attended Temple University School of Medicine, general surgery residency at The Washington Hospital Center and went on to fellowship study of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery with some of the pioneers of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at St Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Dedicated training and incorporation of the da Vinci robotic surgical system has further refined my minimally invasive techniques to refine the approach to general surgical conditions. After my fellowship, I joined the academic and clinical staff at Temple University School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital. I went on to join a surgical private practice outside Kansas City, KS for many years, returning to Pennsylvania after the birth of our daughter so we could be closer to our family. I joined the medical staff of St Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA in 2015. I was fortunate to establish a close and collaborative practice relationship with Dr. Michael Jacobelli who has a wealth of surgical and medical experience and is one of the founding surgeons at St. Mary Medical Center. Currently I am continuing to provide robotic, laparoscopic, general and vein treatments/surgeries both as an office based, outpatient basis, as well as, an inpatient setting on the campus of St Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kowalski "By having an extensive general surgery residency experience, followed by fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, it provides me an ability to offer a comprehensive and personalized treatment for each patient. The goal is to develop the surgical approach that will have the best outcome, lowest complications, least pain, lowest use of prescription pain medication and fastest recovery and better state of well being. Expertise in traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as, a collaboration with plastic surgery often allows the knowledge and perspective needed should someone require surgery for a complex condition. All this is possible at a caring, faith based hospital with a full complement of dedicated medical specialists, nurses, 24 hour critical care support, physical therapists, pharmacists, volunteers, nutritionists and support staff. "

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Specialties

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Muscle Strain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Groin Pain
  • Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Leg Disorders
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Swelling
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipomas
  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pancreatitis
  • Phlebitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Skin Infections
  • Spider Veins
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Debridement
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation With Venography
  • Endovenous Mechanochemical Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • In-Office Ablation
  • In-Office Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • In-Office Skin Procedure
  • In-Office Sonogram
  • In-Office Surgery
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • In-Office Varicose Vein Procedure
  • In-Office Varicose Vein Surgery
  • In-Office Vein Ablation
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Indocyanine Green Angiography
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Injection Sclerotherapy
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Phlebectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Revision Surgery
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins of Legs
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Stripping of Varicose Veins
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Ligation
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venipuncture
  • Venography
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • King's College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Saint Peter's University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Intuitive Surgical Accelerated Hernia Luminary Program with daVinci Robotic System
    Other Education | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Shackelford's Textbook of Surgery,
  • Healthy Sundays,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kowalski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kowalski to family and friends
5.0
based on 19 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Kowalski's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Langhorne, PA |
The most caring, professional, competent and skilled Physician I have ever worked with or had as a personal Doctor. He truly listened and took the time to explain everything to me. And when no one else could or wanted to take the time to help me, he did. And on top of it all, after 10 years, I...more
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His staff (Jessica) was rude on the phone. Day before surgery and she was rushing me off the phone and sounded annoyed by my questions. She hung up before i had the chance to say goodbye. I almost canceled my surgery as a result of this interaction.
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This review has helped me and my staff refine the response to all communication matters in office environment and interaction and coordination with other patients, medical practices and hospitals. I apologize...more
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Dr. Kowalski accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Care Credit
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GENERAL
    GENERAL HMO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Keystone Mercy Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Pennsylvania
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Prudential
  • Self Pay
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Kowalski has admitting privileges

St. Mary Medical Center
1201 Langhorne Newtown Rd
Langhorne, PA 19047
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