Dr. Frank Carter, MD

Dr. Frank Carter, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Frank Carter, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in West Reading, PA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Temple University in 1984 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

301 S 7th Ave Ste 100

West Reading, PA 19611

Contact Information

(610) 375-6001

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
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Dr. Carter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Carter treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Carter treats Abdominal Disorders more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carter treats Hemorrhoids more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Carter's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Cancer
Colectomy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer
Colon Disorders
Colon Polyp
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Diverticulitis
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia Repair
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Rectovaginal Fistula
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Secondary Malignancies
Sphincterotomy
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Frank Carter, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in West Reading, PA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Temple University in 1984 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1990
University Toronto
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Mass
Residency Hospital
1984
Temple University
Medical School
1990
1989
1984

Awards

Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carter

3.6

Based on 14 reviews

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I saw Dr Carter for a 2nd opinion for treatment of a twisted colon since he specializes in colorectal surgery. At the appointment, he thoroughly reviewed the condition and best options and took all the time needed. Dr Carter set everything up on short notice and even though it was major colon...Read More
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Received gallbladder removal after admission into the ER. Surgery appeared to go ok. Post surgical findings, improper sutures, antiquated incision placement and to much to list. Had to seek additional doctor to correct his wrong doings. After speaking with his peers they suggested he should have...Read More
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Had an appointment with Dr. Carter. Never saw Dr. Carter!! Receptionist was rude and un-accommodating. Office only accepts cash for co-pay. (Seem shady or at least an archaic way of operating any business in 2017) I thought my co-pay was $20. Turns out it was $40. I only had $20 with me. I was...Read More
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He performed a bowel resection, as well as removal of my gallbladder. Because of this I developed a hernia while still in the hospital. He, Dr. Carter, claimed it was just swelling and that it would go down. Well, over two years later the swelling has Not gone down, and has proven to be a hernia!
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gateway Health Plan
Geisinger Health Plan
HealthPartners
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medico
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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Reading Hospital

West Reading, PA