Dr. Jeffrey Farma, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Farma, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. Jeffrey Farma, MD is a complex general surgical oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Temple University in 2000 and specializes in complex general surgical oncology, general surgery, and more.

333 Cottman Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19111

Contact Information

(215) 728-2419

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Farma performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Melanoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farma "It is an honor to join the staff of the Fox Chase Cancer Center. My initial exposure during medical school at Fox Chase led me down the path of Surgical Oncology. As a native Philadelphian, I am privileged to work at such an esteemed institution. I was enthralled then by the dedicated care of the staff in dealing with all aspects of treating patients diagnosed with cancer, and I hope to continue this throughout my career at Fox Chase. Most importantly, I hold my patients as my number one priority. I will spend as much time as necessary educating, answering questions and providing guidance for each individual patient to help them throughout each stage of treatment. I believe in candid discussions, where both the patients and families goals and expectations are openly communicated. We will work together as a team to formulate a treatment plan. My personal goal is to treat and care for every patient with the same compassion and honesty as if they were a friend or family member. Areas of expertise: Surgical Oncology, Melanoma, Colorectal Cancer, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Sarcoma."
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5  Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

112  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma of Skin
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Aggressive Fibromatosis
  • All Lymphoma
  • Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Angiotropic Melanoma
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Carcinoid Tumor of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chondroid Melanoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Malignant Melanoma
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cutaneous Desmoplastic Melanoma
  • Cutaneous Metastatic Melanoma
  • Dermal Melanoma
  • Dermatofibroma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Desmoid Disease, Hereditary
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Large Bowel Obstruction
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma of the Skin
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer
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77  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bowel Obstruction Repair
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastric Tube Insertion
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • 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)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Whipple Procedure
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Tufts U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Moffitt
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • National Cancer Institute-Nih
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farma's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farma to family and friends
18 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Farma's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I am very fortunate to have Dr Farma and his team of professionals help me with my stage 2 rectal cancer. With their help and guidance I am now cancer free. They have the best expertise and technology and I would highly recommend Dr Farma and Fox Chase to friends and family. Ellen Flynn-Snowden
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Dr. Farma has been doctor, surgeon, caretaker, and life saver for our mother! He and his entire team are not only at the top of their field but also have shown care and compassion above and beyond any other doctor we have seen. Any one of us in our family who have seen him in action would trust...more
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The surgery was flawless, far exceeded my expectations.
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