Dr. Eric Burdge, MD

Dr. Eric Burdge, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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I am a board-certified general surgeon who has completed an Interdisciplinary Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship at UAMS-Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute under the tutelage of Dr. V. Suzanne Klimberg. I also serve as the State Air Surgeon (SAS) for the Arkansas Air National Guard. As a surgeon interested in breast disease, I am educated in a multimodality fashion, developing knowledge of benign and malignant conditions. I am trained in molecular epidemiology; genetics; screening and detection; breast imaging; benign breast disease/breast pain; behavioral, medical, surgical, pathological and radiation oncology; biostatistics, and clinical trial design and analysis. I also specialize in Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery, and General Surgery. Additionally, I conduct advanced Endoscopic and Colonoscopic procedures. My practice has included pediatric surgical cases (i.e., appendectomies, circumcisions, herniorrhaphies, etc.) As the State Air Surgeon (SAS), I ensure the State maintains a viable and healthy force for worldwide deployment. I coordinate with the State's Army National Guard Surgeon as well as other ANG SASs within the Federal Emergency Management Agency region to identify military medical capabilities. I facilitate appropriate use of medical assets mobilized for state or national emergencies and exercise staff oversight of ANG medical activities. As the senior ANG medical officer in the State, I serve as consultant to the Adjutant General (TAG) for all medical issues. I also liaison between NGB/SG and all medical units within the State. Finally, for five years I served as a Clinical Professor for general surgery residents at the Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS which is the largest surgical residency program in the United States Air Force. Specialties: Surgical Breast Oncology, Breast Diseases (benign and malignant), General Surgery, Aerospace Medicine.

190 Welles St Ste 150

Forty Fort, PA 18704

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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Breast Diseases
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more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 87% of peers
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Burdge "I believe patients undergoing breast cancer treatment deserve good, honest, compassionate care. I am committed to providing the highest quality care in a supportive and comforting environment. I have a patient-centered philosophy, meaning you have the right to expect special attention while receiving cancer treatment. During this trying time, we will support you and meet your physical and emotional needs. We subscribe to the Team Approach using physicians, surgeons, and nurse navigators."


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  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Tumor
  • Breast, Unilateral Giant
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Gynecomastia
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Purpura
  • Urinary Disorders


  • Ablation
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aspiration of Breast Cysts
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • FAA Flight Physical Class I
  • FAA Flight Physical Class II
  • FAA Flight Physical Class III
  • FAA Physical Examination
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Breast
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Testing
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Percutaneous Biopsy With Drainage
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Preventive Mastectomy
  • Radical Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Total or Simple Mastectomy
  • Ultrasound, Breast
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy


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  • The University Of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Cornell University Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • The Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • The Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Surgical Breast Oncology-Uams Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Aerospace Medicine Replacement Training Unit Workshop
    Other Education | Completed 2013
  • Primary Aerospace Medicine Curriculum Awarding Of Aeronautical Wings and Flight Surgeon Status
    Other Education | Completed 2012
  • The University Of Washington (Phd-Bioengineering)
    Other Education | Completed 1996
  • Usaf School Of Aerospace Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Science Foundation-Graduate Engineering Education Fellowship (University of Washington)., 1992-1994
  • Guide to America's Top Surgeons-Profiled in the 8th and 9th Editions, 2011, 2012
  • Marquis Who's Who in America-Profiled in the 67th Edition, 2013
  • Dean William Mecklenburg Polk Research Prize awarded (The Cornell University Medical College.), 1998
  • Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering (Profiled in the 4th and 5th Editions)., 1998, 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Burdge's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burdge to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Burdge Says:

I am humbled and very appreciative of the patients that take the time to share with the breast cancer community their honest experience with the care I render to them and their family members.

They simply and honestly confirm my belief that patients undergoing breast cancer treatment deserve good, honest, compassionate care. I am committed to providing the highest quality care in a...

Dr. Burdge's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Dallas, PA |
He is kind and patient--speaks to me at my level of understanding and makes everything clear. I have breast cancer but I know that I will be able to win this war on cancer!!! My choices are clear. I need to meet with a few other consultants, but I am confident in the care Dr. Burdge is delivering to me--the Breast Surgeon in the Valley!
Wilkes Barre, PA |
When I met Dr. Burdge he came across as condescending and rude. He was extremely professional but his explanations were condescending. When I asked questions for clarifications he would start with "well what did I just say"? And acted impatient and defensive. I am a well educated individual (PhD) and he made zero effort to get to know me personally. That being said, he was very professional and objective (almost to a fault), and I will definitely see him again for his expertise and honesty.
in Tunkhannock, PA |
Dr. Burdge is awesome--the best! I am relatively young...36 years old...I felt a lump in my breast and imaging studies were ordered--they were abnormal?! I was referred straightaway to Dr. Burdge. From the get-go, he was matter-of-fact, yet patient and kind. He does his own biopsies and together we discovered that I have breast cancer?! Oh, what a horrid day! BUT, Dr. Burdge compassionately shared the results with me AND he provided me with treatment options---I felt empowered!!!!!!!!!
Clark Summit, PA |
Dr. Burdge and my GYN Kathy Forlenza saved my life…I am only 45 and began surveillance as recommended for breast cancer. ALL of my studies (mammogram and ultrasound) were read as BENIGN. Nurse Forlenza was uncomfortable with my breast exam—I have dense breasts, and I was sent to Dr. Burdge for his opinion. Well….he didn’t agree with the breast imaging studies and felt a mass on his breast exam—it turned out to be cancer?! What a blessing to have been guided to his expert hands. Because of the ex
in Wilkes-Barre, PA |
Dr. Burdge is nothing but exceptional! I was delinquent in my MMG surveillance…I was behind by 2 yrs. I finally decided to get them done and I received the frightening news that I had an abnormality. I was referred to Dr. Burdge by my PCM with the statement: “He is a true rock star in his field—he is the BEST!” She was spot on!!! Dr. Burdge did my biopsy and confirmed the dreaded breast CA. I requested mastectomy…He was patient and kind, but very direct—funny at times…bottom line, the BEST!!
in Forty Fort, PA |
Nothing less than extraordinary! I had an enlarging mass in my breast! I was frightened beyond words. My friend recommended Dr. Burdge—that was the best recommendation of my life. He was very patient. He helped me understand that I needed to have the mass removed, but more importantly, why. He gave me courage to go through the operation. Thank God the results were benign, but I knew that if they were cancer, Dr. Burdge and his wonderful crew would get me through that, too. Highly recommend!!!
in Kingston, PA |
Dr. Burdge is a remarkable and unusual (in the good sense of the word) person. I am 80 years old. I had an abnormal mammogram and ultrasound. He sat down and explained everything to me—I understood my diagnosis and treatment options after we discussed the core needle biopsy results. I need further workup before we go to surgery, but I want the community to know how much I value and trust Dr. Burdge and his surgical oncology expertise. He will guide me through this nightmare, God willing…
in Clark Summit, PA |
Dr. Burdge is the best! I had an abnormal mammogram and it required a biopsy--needless to say I was VERY apprehensive. Dr. Burdge and his sonography team took this all into stride and put me immediately at ease the day of the biopsy. By the time I left the procedure, my fears had melted away and I was laughing. Thank you Dr. Burdge!!!
in Clark Summit, PA |
What a wonderful experience (even if cancer was my fate?!). Great staff. AWESOME doctor/surgeon. Dr. Burdge was very patient and kind throughout the whole process, from breaking the news, to my surgery, to postoperative care, to annual surveillance resumption. Truly a blessing to the Valley--cancer care at its best, right here!!! No more need to hike to Sloan or Fox Chase, or U Penn, or anywhere else. You will NOT be disappointed. Quality care from an exceptional team.
in Wilkes-Barre, PA |
Extraordinary and EXCEPTIONAL I love Dr. Burdge--He is my Buddy!!! He is so patient and kind. He always explains to me my breast problems in a way that I can understand them. In the OR, the experience is nothing less than EXCEPTIONAL. I felt well-cared for and new that Dr. Burdge would take good care of me while I was under his knife. Wonderful human being. I refer all of my friends to only Dr. Burdge for the breast needs...
in Wilkes-Barre, PA |
Dr. Burdge is phenomenal--nothing short of an answer to my prayers! He is enthusiastic about his job as a breast cancer surgeon. He operated on me--I had a very complex cancer--and his work was nothing short of OUTSTANDING. He is a lifesaver. He is compassionate, kind, and takes as much time as you need to process the new of breast cancer. Best surgeon in the Valley!!!!
in Wilkes Barre Township, PA |
What a blessing it was to find Dr. Burdge!!! He diagnosed my breast cancer and was able to offer me a nipple-sparing mastectomy and I am thrilled by the work both he and Dr. Sanders did for me! Both are so patient and understanding, the epitome of compassion and selfless service to women!
in Wilkes Barre, PA |
Love this doctor!!!! He is patient, kind, and understanding, but most of all he KNOWS his stuff! Very well informed. Explains everything to me so that I can understand it. He is so very reassuring. I had breast cancer and he saved my life. Exceptional team of nurses and office staff. Do yourself a favor and go to him--he is the only fellowship-trained breast surgeon in the Valley!
in Wapwallopen,Pa. |
Dr. Burge is an amazing surgeon. He advised me step by step, the type of cancer I had,and the different treatments available. It is because of Dr. Burge that I am now cancer free. Thank you with all my heart.
in Wilkes Barre, PA |
Absolutely stellar! Would recommend again and again. Always above par. Outstanding diagnostics. Great surgeon!
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Dr. Burdge accepts 36 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • QualCare
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Burdge has admitting privileges

Wilkes - Barre General Hospital
575 North River Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18764
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