Dr. Leon Katz, MD

Dr. Leon Katz, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. Leon Katz, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Wyomissing, PA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

2603 Keiser Blvd Ste 104

Wyomissing, PA 19610

Contact Information

(610) 988-5673

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 21 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Katz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obesity
very high
more than 99% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
normal
more than 76% of peers
Stomach Surgery
normal
more than 73% of peers

Dr. Katz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Katz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Katz "As a doctor and a surgeon, it is my responsibility to help guide your through the challenging health related issues that you may be facing. I truly believe that this is a team approach and we will be helping each other to address the necessary problems. I work very hard to communicate with you in a timely and straight forward manner. In return I will ask of you to keep me informed about any pertinent changes in your health so that I can make the most timely decisions. I am currently working at Reading Hospital in Pennsylvania where my partner and I have one of the largest experiences in utilization of the robotic technology for bariatric and intraabdominal surgery in the Northeast While working at Crozer Chester Medical Center, I helped introduce Robotic General and Bariatric Surgery and was appointed the director of Robotic Surgery. This technology allows me to deliver a more precise form of surgical intervention. While not all patients may be candidates for this minimally invasive approach, I will take the time to get to know you and your medical and surgical history so that I can tailor your treatment to your specific needs. Working closely with my colleagues, my nurses and the hospital administrators, we were able to accomplish the lowest adverse events in United States in Bariatric Surgery according to Blue Health Intelligence, a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. You can rest assured that all necessary actions will be taken to help reduce the risk of any complications that are known to occur with the respective surgical intervention."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Katz "Patient safety, clear communication and mutual respect provide the best outcomes in medicine."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

6  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • University Of Rochester
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Beth Israel Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Saint Barnabas Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • N Shore Lij Syosset Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Lowest Preventable Adverse Outcomes in United States per Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Health Intelligence, 02/01/2012
  • ASMBS Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, 3/2012
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Distinction in Bariatric Surgery, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Katz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katz's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katz to family and friends
107 total reviews (41 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (107)

  • 5
    (104)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Katz'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

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Katz Says:
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Thank you for taking the time to add a patient satisfaction evaluation.  If you feel you got great care please consider placing 5 starts.  If you feel your care was anything less then 5 stars then please call my office directly and let me know how I could do better.

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Patient Comments (41)

Dr. Katz is one of the best doctor's ever. I would recommend him to everyone who is looking forward to getting the gastric bypass done.
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Dr Katz is a very caring doctor.
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I just love Sr. Katz. He took such great care of me and my procedure was a breeze. He is the best of the best!!!
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Dr. Katz was my Bariatric surgeon. He was recommended by a physician at the office I work at and I couldn't be happier. My surgery went well with no issues. No complications and the healing process has gone better than I thought it would be. He and his staff are friendly and I'd recommend him to...more
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Dr. Katz is a lifesaver and I would recommend everyone I know to go to him. He is caring, compassionate and very thorough. His office staff are easily accessible and very knowledgeable and helped with all of my questions in a timely manner. We are lucky to have Dr. Katz and his team in our area.
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