Dr. John Meilahn, MD

Dr. John Meilahn, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. John Meilahn, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in bariatric surgery, gastroenterological surgery, and more.

8815 Germantown Ave Ste 22B

Philadelphia, PA 19118

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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very high
more than 90% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
more than 13% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 10% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Meilahn "We have had a long experience at Temple University Hospital, and have recently relocated to Chestnut Hill Hospital.

This allows us to offer a more personalized approach to each patient.  We will care for you and will care about you - both before and after surgery.




3  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

10  Conditions Treated

23  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. John Meilahn, MD
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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, ...Read More
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