Dr. Katherine Sahm, MD

Dr. Katherine Sahm, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 45
(39)
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Dr. Katherine Sahm, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Wilmington, DE. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.

1401 Foulk Rd Ste 207

Wilmington, DE 19803

Contact Information

(302) 475-4900

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 20 More

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Abdominal Disorders
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more than 91% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
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more than 89% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
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."
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Specialties

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

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

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Abdominal Tumor
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Adenoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Appendix Disorders
  • 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
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis of the Ileum
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Fibroadenoma
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Fissures
  • Fistula
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Perforation
  • Granuloma
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematemesis
  • Hematochezia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Polyp
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Candidiasis
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laceration
  • Lactocele
  • Large Bowel Obstruction
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lesion
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Tumor
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Lump
  • Lung Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Diseases of the Bile Ducts
  • Malignant Diseases of the Gallbladder
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Mass
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Mole
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Nevi-Atrial Myxoma-Myxoid Neurofibromata-Ephelides
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Nodular Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Papilloma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Polyps
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Seroma
  • Severe Constipation
  • Severe Diarrhea
  • Severe Heartburn
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Diverticulosis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stab Wound
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Tumor
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcer Perforation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Warts
  • Wound Infection
  • Wounds

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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 Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal 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 Repair
  • Hernia and Hydrocele 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

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • 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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Dr. Sahm's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sahm to family and friends
4.2
based on 39 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Sahm Says:

I strive for continued improvement and thank my patients for their feedback. Any concerns please call us at (302) 475-4900.

Dr. Sahm's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Smyrna, DE |
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 physicians who treat you like a number, I was able to get in with her, have the test schedule timely and spend time discussing my results. Just a great experience and the staff is very caring too.
Lowell, MA |
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 wish I had been lying, but unfortunately I was in severe pain that she did not care to assist with.
in Newark, DE |
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 important piece of a practice.
in wilmington, DE |
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!
in Newark, DE |
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 emergency person (on the west coast) than for me, the actual patient. She had one excuse after another. At this point no one operates on me who is not paying attention. I do not recommend this practice.
in kent county, MD |
Dr. Sahm is an amazing person and a great surgeon. She has operated on my husband about 10 years apart. She is caring and sensitive and stays up on the current trend in medicine. You can have complete faith and confidence that you are getting the best care possible when you see her and you can be relaxed if you choose her to do your surgery.
in Wilmington, DE |
Recently met Dr. Sahm in the emergency room and I needed urgent surgery she was knowledgable, empathetic, and clearly dedicated. My family was on their way from 3 hrs away and she returned to talk to them at 1am luckily I ended up ok after two weeks in the hospital but I know I'm lucky!
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Sahm performed a laproscopic gallbladder removal for me on 2/25/2016. Her professionalism, compassion and awesome bedside manner put me at ease quickly. I knew I was in excellent hands. Following the procedure, I had very minimal pain and was able to walk from the OR stretcher to my bed without discomfort. I was traveling on business when this all happened and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Thank you!
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
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    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 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) 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 PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital
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Newark, DE 19718
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Wilmington Hospital
501 W 14th St
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
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Wilmington, DE 19803
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