Dr. Katherine Sahm, MD

Dr. Katherine Sahm, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 46
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

Contact Information

(302) 475-4900

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  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
more than 89% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sahm "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."

5  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

199  Conditions Treated

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105  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Aspiration of Breast Cysts
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Breast
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Tube Insertion
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • 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
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stitches
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Wart Removal
  • Wound Care and Management
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Katherine Sahm, MD
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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CH in Smyrna, DE – Dec 08, 2017
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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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Lowell, MA – Oct 28, 2017
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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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Mitchell S. in Newark, DE – Aug 07, 2017
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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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michael in wilmington, DE – May 04, 2017
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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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M. Lisa in Newark, DE – Apr 28, 2017
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