Dr. John Ridge, MD

Dr. John Ridge, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. John Ridge, MD is a general surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1981 and specializes in general surgery.

333 Cottman Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19111

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Dr. Ridge's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Head and Neck Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ridge treats Head and Neck Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ridge treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Head and Neck Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ridge performs Head and Neck Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ridge performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Thyroid Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ridge treats Thyroid Cancer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ridge treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell

Dr. Ridge's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Benign Tumor
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colorectal Cancer
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Fistula
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Varices
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Tumor
Heart Surgery
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Laryngeal Cancer
Larynx Repair
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Neck Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Thymectomy
Oral Cancer
Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroid Surgery
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Secondary Malignancies
Skin Grafts
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Stomach Diseases
Surgery, Robotic Assisted
Testicular Cancer
Throat Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroid Surgery
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Vascular Disease
Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

I want to cure as many of my patients as possible, while providing them the best achievable quality of life.


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications


  • 1989
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 1987
    University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital
  • 1981
    Stanford University
    Medical School


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007 - 201

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What People Say About Dr. John Ridge, MD
I have been a patient of Dr. Ridge since 2008 when I was diagnosed with stage 4 oral cancer. Today, I am almost 96 years old. Dr. Ridge was a GOD sent to me and I am grateful. He is an excellent surgeon, caring and sensitive toward the needs of his patients, and has always made sure that I...Read More
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Dr Ridge is extremely knowledgable, thorough and compassionate. He takes immediate action to cure the health problem. I thank the Lord that Dr Ridge became my doctor and recommend him highly.
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QualCare HMO
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Fox Chase Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA