Dr. Frank Carter, MD

Dr. Frank Carter, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
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 28 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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Abscess
very high
more than 97% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 93% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 90% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

28  Conditions Treated

26  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Mass
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carter

3.8

Based on 12 reviews

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1 Star
25%
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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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Ted Niemczyk in Mohnton, Pa – Sep 01, 2017
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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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Cheryl I in West Grove, PA – Aug 01, 2017
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