Dr. Colleen B. Gaughan, MD

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Dr. Colleen B. Gaughan, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Female

ABINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 1200 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001 Get Directions
(215) 481-4200

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      Great surgeon. Basically saved my life. I cheated death and left it in her hands. A true master of her craft. One of the doctors who really knows what they are doing. I owe a lot to Dr Gaughan. God bless her
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      Specialties

      • Thoracic Surgery
      • Cardiothoracic Surgery
      • General Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery
      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • Thoracic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achalasia
      • Achalasia - Alacrimia Syndrome
      • Achalasia Microcephaly Syndrome
      • Alacrimia - Achalasia - Addisonianism
      • Aneurysm
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Barrett's Esophagus
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cancer
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Chest Wall Deformity
      • Chest Wall Mass
      • Congenital Absence of Diaphragm
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
      • Empyema
      • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Diverticulum
      • Esophageal Motility Disorders
      • Esophageal Stricture
      • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Heart Disease
      • Lung Abscess
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lung Granuloma
      • Lung Mass
      • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Lung Nodule
      • Mediastinal Tumors
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Myasthenia Gravis
      • Paralyzed Diaphragm
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Pleura Cancer
      • Pleural Cancer
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Thrombosis
      • Thymomas
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Acid Reflux Surgery
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Chest Tube Insertion
      • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Diagnostic Lung Surgery
      • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
      • Esophageal Cancer Resection
      • Esophageal Dilatation
      • Esophageal Stenting
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
      • Esophagomyotomy
      • Esophagostomy
      • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Surgery
      • Hernia Repair
      • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Abscess Surgery
      • Lung Biopsy
      • Lung Cancer Treatment
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lung Removal, Open
      • Lung Resection
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Mediastinal Surgery
      • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
      • Mediastinoscopy
      • Minimally Invasive Resection of Mediastinal Tumor
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
      • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Resection for Pulmonary Neoplasia
      • Segmentectomy, Open
      • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
      • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Temple University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 2000

      • Internship Hospital
        Temple University Hospital

        Completed in 2001

      • Residency Hospital
        Temple University Hospital

        Completed in 2005

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

        Completed in 2009

        University Of Southern California/Los Angeles County Hospital

        Completed in 2007

      • Undergraduate School
        Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

        Graduated in 1996

        Temple University

        Graduated in 1992

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Gaughan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Gaughan's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

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      Dr. Gaughan's Care Philosophy

      As a thoracic surgeon, I enjoy treating patients with a wide variety of illness to help them to achieve an outstanding quality of life. I am interested in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, but I inidividualize each patient's plan to ensure they receive the best surgical care available. I treat every patient with CPR: Compassion, Patience, and Respect. My special areas of focus are oncology (lung and esophageal cancer), gastroesophageal reflux, and Barrett's esophagus.