Dr. Christopher Kowalski, MD

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Dr. Christopher Kowalski, MD

Laparoscopic Surgery | Male

St Mary's Surgical Associates, Langhorne, PA 1205 Langhorne Newtown Rd Ste 106, Langhorne, PA 19047 Get Directions
(215) 757-5131

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      Specialties

      • Laparoscopic Surgery
      • Bariatric Surgery
      • Gastroenterological Surgery
      • Gastroenterology
      • General Surgery
      • Therapy Endoscopy

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Abscess
      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abdominal Hernia
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Abscess
      • Anemia
      • Anorectal Abscess
      • Appendix Cancer
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
      • Benign Tumor
      • Blood Disorders
      • Cholecystitis
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain
      • Cirrhosis
      • Colonic Volvulus
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
      • Dysphagia
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Diverticulum
      • Esophagitis
      • Gallstones
      • Gastric Ulcer
      • Gastritis
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
      • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
      • Gastroparesis
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Hernia
      • Hiatal Hernia
      • Ileus
      • Incisional Hernia
      • Indigestion
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Intestinal Abscess
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Intussusception
      • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
      • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Complications
      • Malnutrition
      • Obesity
      • Pancreatic Abscess
      • Pancreatitis
      • Retroperitoneal Abscess
      • Spleen Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Ulcer
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Ventral Hernia
      • Vomiting Disorders

      Procedures Performed

      • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
      • Abdominal Surgery
      • Abdominoplasty
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Adjustable Gastric Banding
      • Adrenalectomy
      • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
      • Biopsy
      • Colonoscopy
      • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
      • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
      • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
      • Diagnostic Endoscopy
      • Endoscopy
      • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • 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
      • Hernia Repair
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Intestinal Biopsy
      • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
      • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Laparoscopy
      • Liver Biopsy
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Revision Surgery
      • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
      • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
      • Sleeve Gastrectomy
      • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Stomach Surgery

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Temple University

        Graduated in 1997

      • Internship Hospital
        Washington Hospital Center

        Completed in 1998

      • Residency Hospital
        Washington Hospital Center

        Completed in 2002

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery

        Completed in 2003

        Saint Peter's University Hospital

        Completed in 2003

      • Undergraduate School
        King's College

        Graduated in 1993

      Awards & Recognition

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      • Media & Publications
        • Shackelford's Textbook of Surgery
        • Healthy Sundays

      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Laparoscopic Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Kowalski says...

      I was born in Pennsylvania and have deep roots in the state over 4 generations. I grew up in Maryland, outside of Washington, DC where my father was working as a physician at Walter Reed Hospital.

      I attended Temple University school of Medicine, general sugery residency at The Washington Hospital Cennter and went on to study an advanced laparoscipic and baraitric surgery felloship with some of the pioneers of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.  After my fellowship, I joined the academic and clinical staff at Temple University School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital between 2003-2009.

      I accepted a prvate practice position outside Kansas City in Lenexa, Kansas for four years before returning to join the medical staff of St Mary's Medical Center in Langhorne, PA.  My wife and I moved back to Pennsylvania after the birth of our daughter to be closer to our family.

      I was fortunate to establish a close and collaborative practice relationship with Dr. Michael Jacobelli who is a long-time practicing general surgeon at St. Mary's Medical Center.

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      Dr. Kowalski's Care Philosophy

      Comprehensive and personalized treatment of patients. Fellowship trained surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopic general surgery. Extensive bariatric experience and provide surgical consultation for general surgery issues following baraitric surgery.

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      Dr. Kowalski says...

      Fellowhip trained in advnaced laparoscopic techniques to treat gastrointestinal surgery conditions and complex hernia surgery including hiatal hernia surgery.