Dr. Katherine Sahm, MD

Dr. Katherine Sahm, MD

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Age 46
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Dr. Katherine Sahm, MD is a general surgery specialist in Wilmington, DE and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 2000 and specializes in general surgery, wound & burn care, and more.

1401 Foulk Rd Ste 207

Wilmington, DE 19803

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
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Dr. Sahm's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahm treats Intestinal Abscess more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Sahm treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Appendicitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahm treats Appendicitis more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Sahm treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahm treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Sahm treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus

Dr. Sahm's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Abscess
Abdominal Cancer
Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Hernia
Abdominal Injuries
Abdominal Surgery
Abdominal Tumor
Abscess
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acute Appendicitis
Adenoma
Adhesiolysis
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
All Lymphoma
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anemia
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Appendix Cancer
Appendix Disorders
Aspiration of Breast Cysts
Atypical Mole
Autoimmune Diseases
Axillary Lymphadenopathy
Barrett's Esophagus
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Benign Breast Disorders
Benign Diseases of the Bile Ducts
Benign Diseases of the Gallbladder
Biliary Dyskinesia
Biopsy of Breast
Bladder Cancer
Bleeding Disorders
Blood Disorders
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Bowel Resection
Bowel Surgery
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Breast Abscess
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Duct Papilloma
Breast Exam
Breast Fibroadenoma
Breast Infections
Breast Surgical Procedure
Breast Tumor
Cancer
Carcinoid Tumor
Cellulitis
Cervical Cancer
Chest Wall Tumor
Cholelithiasis
Chronic Appendicitis
Chronic Constipation
Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon Surgery
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Common Bile Duct Stone
Conscious Sedation
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cyst Aspiration
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Diagnostic Endoscopy
Digestive Disorders
Distal Colorectal Cancer
Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
Diverticular Diseases
Diverticulitis
Diverticulosis
Diverticulosis of the Ileum
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Duodenal Ulcer
Endocrine Disorders
Endocrine Surgical Procedure
Endoscopy
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Stricture
Esophageal Ulcer
Esophagitis
Excision
Excision of Neck Mass
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Skin Lesion
Exploratory Surgery
Fibroadenoma
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Fine Needle Aspiration
Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Breast
Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
Fissures
Fistula
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Diseases
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Surgery
Ganglion Cyst
Gastrectomy
Gastric Tube Insertion
Gastric Ulcer
Gastritis
Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Perforation
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
Granuloma
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Hematemesis
Hematochezia
Hemorrhoid Removal
Hemorrhoid Treatment
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
Hernia Repair
Hiatal Hernia
Hypercoagulable State
Hyperthrophic Scar
Impacted Shoulders
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Cancer
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Fistula
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Polyp
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Invasive Breast Cancer
Invasive Candidiasis
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
Keloid Scar
Kidney Cancer
Laceration
Lactocele
Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Colectomy
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Disease
Laparoscopy
Laparotomy
Large Bowel Obstruction
Larynx Conditions
Lesion
Leukocytosis
Lipomas
Liver Abscess
Liver Biopsy
Liver Cancer
Liver Diseases and Disorders
Liver Tumor
Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
Local Anesthesia
Lump
Lumpectomy
Lung Cancer
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
Male Breast Cancer
Malignant Diseases of the Bile Ducts
Malignant Diseases of the Gallbladder
Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Mass
Mastectomy
Melanoma
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Metastatic Skin Cancer
Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mole
Mole Removal
Multiple Myeloma
Muscle Biopsy
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Nevi-Atrial Myxoma-Myxoid Neurofibromata-Ephelides
Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
Nodular Goiter
Nodular Melanoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Oral Cancer
Pancytopenia
Papilloma
Paracentesis
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parathyroid Cancer
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
Partial Mastectomy
Peptic Ulcer
Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
Pilonidal Cyst
Polyps
Post-Operative Care
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
Pulmonary Disease
Rectal Abscess
Rectal Bleeding
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Diseases
Rectovaginal Fistula
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)
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Retina Diseases
Retroperitoneal Abscess
Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
Sebaceous Cysts
Secondary Malignancies
Secretory Breast Carcinoma
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Seroma
Severe Constipation
Severe Diarrhea
Severe Heartburn
Sickle Cell Disease
Sigmoidoscopy
Skin Biopsy
Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer Removal
Small Intestine Cancer
Small Intestine Diverticulosis
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sphincterotomy
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stab Wound
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotaxis
Stitches
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Surgery, Trauma
Suture Soft Tissue Wound
Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
Swallowing Disorders
Temporal Artery Biopsy
Thalassemia
Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
Thrombocytosis
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Thyroid Surgery
Tracheostomy
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
Trigger Point Injection
Trigger Point Therapy
Tubular Carcinoma
Tumor
Tumor Ablation
Tumor Resection
Tumor Surgery
Ulcer
Ulcer Perforation
Ulcerative Colitis
Urinary Disorders
Uterine Diseases
Vascular Disease
Wart Removal
Warts
Wound Care and Management
Wound Infection
Wounds

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a general surgeon who also specializes in Endoscopy, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Colo/Rectal Surgery, Advanced Wound Care, and Breast Disease, I believe that every patients case is unique and is treated as such. I believe in listening first to the concerns of each and every one of my patients.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

  • 2005
    Christiana Care Health Systems
    Residency Hospital
    2005
  • 2001
    Christiana Care Hlth System
    Internship Hospital
    2001
  • 2000
    Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School
    2000
  • 1994
    Lafayette College
    Undergraduate School
    1994

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • BLS/ACLS/ATLS Certified,
  • Trauma Resident of the Year, 2004
  • US Army Reserves-Major-Medical Corps,
  • Basic Science Award, 2003,2004
  • Trauma Physician of the Year, 2009
  • Leslie Whitney Award for Cancer Research, 2004
  • Advanced Trauma Operative Management Course, 2004
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor,
  • Basic Science Award, 2001, 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2000
  • National Pathology Honor Society-Presentation on Genetics of Breast Cancer, 1998

Media & Publications

  • Phlegmonous Gastritis and Group A Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome in a Patient Following Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, 6, 2010
  • Skin Cancer, July 2010

Dr. Sahm's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sahm

4.2

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
79.48717948717949%
(31)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
17.94871794871795%
(7)

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Dr Sahm is very bright and easy to talk to. Additionally she is extremely kind and spent time with my mother who had a terrible wound. She helped to heal the wound when no one else could. Inrcommend her for wound care and she did my colonoscopy and my husbands. Instead of waiting for these GI...Read More
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Doctor is lead by her ego in her profession. She did not believe I was in real pain, and did not suggest exercises to help with the pain. On my first visit she was condescending, and rushed me out the door. To my face she seemed to understand, but when I viewed her reports, she called me a liar. I...Read More
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Dr. Sahm has performed two surgeries on me. I would recommend her above any other doctor. She's intelligent, committed, personable, and clear about what she is going to do to heal her patients. She is absolutely amazing. Her office staff is also incredibly friendly which I believe is a crucially...Read More
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one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. She actually came to my house when I couldn't get to the office, I didn't know doctors still do that!
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After waiting 3 weeks for a return call regarding an upcoming surgery, I called again. The staff told me the doctor had my message. After hearing that, I canceled my surgery. Now she returned my call, but to the emergency number listed in my file. She had more empathy for disturbing my...Read More
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Commercial HMO
Golden Choice
Golden Choice HMO
Golden Choice PPO
Managed Choice POS
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
National Advantage
Open Choice PPO
ProNet
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Traditional Choice PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Amerihealth
Amerihealth HMO
Amerihealth POS
Amerihealth PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Mercy Health Plan HMO
Plus POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
HealthKeepers Plus HMO
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co HMO
Delaware Physicians Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Wilmington Hospital

Wilmington, DE