Dr. Christopher Kowalski, MD

Dr. Christopher Kowalski, MD

Robotic Surgery | Male | 45 years old

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Comprehensive and personalized treatment of patients. Additional fellowship training in specialized advanced laparoscopic and robotic general surgery. Extensive bariatric experience and provide surgical consultation for general surgery issues following bariatric surgery.Read more

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I was born in Pennsylvania and have deep roots in the state over 4 generations. I grew up in Maryland,...Read 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.
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 that this was the experience of the person who posted this, Measures have been made to avoid this happening again as we realize that the prospect of surgery can be stressful on multiple levels in a person's life. I thank the author of the post for helping us provide the best service,
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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 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 study an advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery fellowship with some of the pioneers of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.

Training and incorporation of the Da Vinci robotic surgical system has further refined my minimally invasive techniques and 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 between 2003-2009. I went on to join a private practice position outside Kansas City returning to join the medical staff of St Mary's Medical Center in Langhorne, PA.  Moving back to Pennsylvania after the birth of our daughter, brought my wife and I 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.

Dr. Kowalski's Care Philosophy

Comprehensive and personalized treatment of patients. Additional fellowship training in specialized advanced laparoscopic and robotic general surgery. Extensive bariatric experience and provide surgical consultation for general surgery issues following bariatric surgery.

Dr. Kowalski says...

Fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopic techniques to treat gastrointestinal surgery conditions and complex hernia surgery including upper GI and hiatal hernia surgery. Incorporate latest robotic technology to laparoscopic surgery, as well as, manage they wide array of general surgical procedures.

Dr. Kowalski's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    • Shackelford's Textbook of Surgery
    • Healthy Sundays

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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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal