Dr. Eric Burdge, MD

Dr. Eric Burdge, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Eric Burdge, MD is a breast surgical oncology specialist in Forty Fort, PA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1998 and specializes in breast surgical oncology, breast oncology, and more.Read his story

190 Welles St Ste 150

Forty Fort, PA 18704

Contact Information

(570) 283-2323

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 27 More

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 87% of peers
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Burdge's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Burdge "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."


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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."

8  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

21  Conditions Treated

53  Procedures

  • 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
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy
  • MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • 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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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burdge's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burdge to family and friends
48 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Burdge's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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 supportive and comforting


Patient Comments (25)

I am 68 years old and I had abnormal mammogram.I was petrified. My regular Doctor recommended Dr. Burdge. He diagnosed me with a double whammy--two cancers in my breast at one time?! Because of the tumor sizes, he recommended neoadjuvant therapy. I finished that (four months of chemo, my hair...more
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Dr. Burdge is so kind and caring. He is also very straight forward, direct, and to the point. What I really appreciated was that he called me to come in to discuss my biopsy results as soon as they came in, even though he was going on vacation the very next day and he was already in the middle of...more
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Quintessential scholar and gentleman--Well-informed doctor and surgeon! The best! I needed a breast biopsy and Dr. Burdge explained everything such that I could make an informed decision. He truly cares about his patients and educating them on their disease of the breast. HIGHLY recommended to all...more
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I was a patient of Dr. Kopen for 15 years...unfortunately, he passed away. I didn't think anyone could fill those shoes...I really didn't. Fortunately, Dr. Burdge has done an excellent job of filling Dr. Kopen's shoes. He is just as kind and patient. Very well informed and eager to discuss any type...more
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Quite literally saved my life! My annual breast studies were interpreted by the radiologist as BENIGN (Birads 2) annual surveillance. Dr. Burdge examined at my studies and suggested a biopsy, instead...guess what?! I had breast cancer?! Bottom-line, I had hidden scar nipple-sparing mastectomies...more
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