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Dr. John Meilahn, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Meilahn

Chestnut Hill Surgical Associates

8815 Germantown Ave Ste 22B Philadelphia, PA 19118

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Dr. John Meilahn, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in bariatric surgery, gastroenterological surgery, and more.


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Dr Meilhan was excellent. I had a visit on a Fri. He sent for CT scan stat, then surgery was the following Tues. After the CT scan results were reviewed, Dr Meilhan called me personally to discuss. His office staff are friendly and efficient as well.
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Dr. Meilahn and Laurie are excellent. They operated on me in 2003, 2005, and 2011. I feel very confident in his hands. Dr. Meilahn is extremely detail oriented, a hands on perfectionist, and his follow up care is impeccable. The whole office is organized, clean and runs like clockwork. Three of my friends have had procedures by Dr. Meilahn, we are all happy with the results. I am especially happy with no scars at all. I would recommend Dr. Meilahn for all bariatric patients. -Ella??
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Dr. John Meilahn is an EXCELLENT surgeon! He's very professional & informative. He can come off a bit strict in his demeanor BUT that's only because he wants you to be successful in your journey. His team is excellent as well, especially Laurie Meilahn who literally talked me through a pre op emotional meltdown on the phone for like 45 minutes! She didn't even have to do that but that just shows how committed they are to their patients. I'm six months post op now & I'm 80 pounds down & counting!
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I was visiting Philadelphia from out of town and needed emergency surgery. Dr. Meilahn and the hospital emergency room staff identified the cause of my pain quickly. Dr. Meilahn conducted the surgery. I found him to be professional, detailed in explaining procedures, answering my questions, followed up with me during my hosiptal stay, and accommodated me in getting on his schedule for a post surgery follow up based on my travel plans, even though his schedule was booked.
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We will talk with you individually about your particular situation and what you would like to do and accomplish.   Our Bariatric Coordinator and Dietitian, Carlie Kamnik, will talk with you by phone and then we will meet with you in the off...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1974
Drexel University
Undergraduate School
1991
1990
1985
1984
1974

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(215) 248-8520

Dr. Meilahn accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Amerihealth HMO
Amerihealth PPO
Direct POS
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthPartners
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Independence Blue Cross
Personal Choice PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

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Dr. Meilahn's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meilahn treats Obesity more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Meilahn treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meilahn performs Esophageal Surgery more than 32% of his peers

Dr. Meilahn performs this procedure more than 32% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meilahn performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Meilahn performs this procedure more than 21% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. Meilahn's conditions and procedures:

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Duodenal Switch and SIPS
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia