Dr. Gregory Weinstein, MD

Dr. Gregory Weinstein, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Gregory Weinstein, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1985 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and head & neck surgical oncology.Read his story

3400 Civic Center Blvd # Perelman

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
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Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
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Salivary Gland Cancer
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Dr. Weinstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Weinstein "I have been faculty at the University of Pennsylvania since 1991 and am a founding member and Co-Director of the Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer, which is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary team for the management of all aspects of care of patients with head and neck cancers. As Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, my team and I have focused not only providing the best and most innovative care for patients with head and neck cancers but has also focused on providing safe and compassionate care for each and every patient. The philosophy of my patient care team is "Making the Best Better" not only in patient outcomes but in providing timely, efficient, safe and outstanding care. This has resulted in being listed as a Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® since 2002. In addition our department has been listed this year by US News and World Report as #1 in Philadelphia and #3 in the United States. My clinical expertise is in the head and neck surgery including all aspects of cancer surgery of oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal and neck cancer, thyroid and parotid surgery as well as special expertise in Transoral Robotic Surgery(TORS) and using surgery to save the voice box. I have developed an international reputation for expertise in organ preservation for cancers involving the larynx. I was the first surgeon in the United States to perform the larynx preserving surgery, the Supracricoid Partial Laryngectomy, and has been the primary instructor of this procedure nationally and has reported on the largest American series of this procedure. I also co-established the world's first research program in Transoral Robotic Surgery(TORS) with the da Vinci Surgical system. Through a multi-tiered research program, beginning with airway mannequins, and progressing through cadaver and animal models, numerous novel head and neck and skull base procedures were invented utilizing the da Vinci surgical system. I was Principle Investigator for the world's first Institutional Review Board approved human trial in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS). TORS utilizes the da Vinci surgical system to resect benign and malignant lesions of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and skull base. Approximately 1500 patients have undergone TORS at the University of Pennsylvania, to date. Prior to FDA clearance for use of TORS in the United States my team established the International TORS training program in which participants attend a clinical observership, cadaver robotic laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. This program has resulted in the establishment of active TORS clinical programs in numerous countries including Belgium, England, Denmark, France, Italy, Brazil, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, The Czech Republic, India, Australia, India, Japan and Turkey as well as others. Following FDA clearance the training program at the University of Pennsylvania was expanded to include American surgeons. To date approximately 250 post-graduate American Head and Neck Surgeons have participated in the TORS training program at the University of Pennsylvania. Because of my important work in the area of voice box preservation in the face of laryngeal cancer and TORS resulting in his being honored, on two separate occasions, with The University of Pennsylvania Health System Award of Excellence Luigi Mastroianni Clinical Innovator Award. I have authored of over 150 peer reviewed medical articles. My books entitled Organ Preservation Surgery for Laryngeal Cancer and Transoral Robotic Surgery provide comprehensive and practical guides for clinicians in each of these surgical areas. I was a founding member and the first president of the Society of Robotic Surgeons. He has been Principal or Co-Principal investigator on multiple research grants. Between 1993 and 2014, I have given over 125 invited international and national lectures. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Weinstein ""Making the Best Better" Patients who call my office at 215-349-5390 are greeted by a live human voice. I have 3 secretaries who work only for my patients. Their entire focus is to serve the patients and to provide efficient, safe and quality care in a timely fashion. All new patients are often seen within 48 hours. Their goal is to coordinate all tests and appointments in a convenient way. Being ill can be emotionally overwhelming and coming to new hospital adds to those feelings. His secretaries consider themselves care "ambassadors" and they are only a phone call away to help patients with all of their needs. For the past 20 years Jean Bottos RN an outstanding nurse has worked for me. But as the practice has grown over the decades, patients made it clear that they wanted more access. A few years ago we added an RN and medical assistant. My patients can always access an experienced team member to answer all of their questions with compassion and care."
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2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

80  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basosquamous Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ear Ache
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
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23  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

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  • The University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St Vincent Hosp & Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • St Vincent's Hsp and M C Ny
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Weinstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Weinstein to family and friends
51 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

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    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Weinstein Says:

US News and World Report lists our department as #1 in Philadelphia and #3 in the United States. US News and World Report asks patients if they would recommend UPENN to friends and family with 4% saying "probably not or no". This is on par with other comparable institutions such as Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where 3% said "probably not or no". My practice has focused our approach on "Making the Best


Patient Comments (12)

Dr. Weinstein removed a very agressive cancer on my husbands neck 10 years ago. He received radiation treatment and went into remission. This year, oral cancer was discovered during a routine dental check-up. It was likely caused from the earlier radiation treatment. Dr. Weinstein was able to save...more
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My mother is a patient of Dr. Weinstein and her experience with him and his staff has been fantastic. When we went to him seven years ago terrified with my mothers cancer results he did everything he could to save her life and he did. Seven years later and so grateful for everything, we will miss...more
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Excellent all-around care, from surgery through radiation and chemo to a cancer-free declaration at five years.
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Dr. Gregory Weinstein is a gifted, extremely knowledgeable and caring surgeon. He removed a mass from my trachea and a thyroidectomy because I had a tumor on my thyroid. Both surgeries went extremely well. I was unable to find a surgeon locally who was willing to perform the necessary surgeries. I...more
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I went to Dr. Weinstein for a head/neck P-16-positive squamous cell carcinoma, likely located in my tonsil. I am so thankful for this referral to UPenn! Dr. Weinstein is the best in the world at what he does –– one of the few and most experienced who can offer a surgery-only solution to early...more
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