Dr. Peter Rovito, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Rovito
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

St. Luke's General Surgery - Sacred Heart 19th Street

842 N 19th St Allentown, PA 18104

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(610) 437-6119

Dr. Peter Rovito, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Allentown, PA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital - Sacred Heart Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rovito to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital - Sacred Heart Campus Allentown, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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Dr. Rovito's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rovito performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Rovito performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Intestinal Obstruction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rovito treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Rovito treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rovito treats Gallstones more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Rovito treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Rovito's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Joint Fusion
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Rovito accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna PPO
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Commercial Insurance Company
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Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Rovito's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rovito

4.9

Based on 30 ratings

5 Stars
96.66666666666667%
(29)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
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(1)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (29)
  • Listened & answered questions (29)
  • Office environment (29)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Rovito and his whole team, from office to operating room, are skilled professionals who care about the patient. Every one of them helped me feel confident about having the procedure performed. I recommend Dr. Rovito to anyone needing a surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Patrick McAuliffe in Bethlehem, PA – Aug 24, 2019
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He's an awesome Dr. and down to earth and tells you how it is. Love him!!! We worked very well together in the OR!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ines Penn in Allentown, PA – Sep 19, 2018
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My surgery for reflux disease by Dr. Rovito was a disaster. Shortly after, my stomach stopped contracting, which required hospitalization for decompression. For 5 months, I was unable to eat, had severe gastroparesis, lost 20 pounds, and half my hair fell out. I got no answers from Rovito. A specialist from Pittsburgh took an x-ray and saw the procedure was done incorrectly. Redo surgery took 10 hours and a lengthy ICU stay. They found my vagus nerve had been severed. Not recommended.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Devastated in Allentown, PA – Sep 01, 2016
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My family all 4 of us had the gastric bypass surgery by Dr Rovito. Mine was 14 years ago. He also did my hernia, gall bladder too. In 2012 Mt husband had twisted intestine and he save his life. He is the best
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Terry in Effort – Mar 04, 2016
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Almost 8 years out,with my gastric bypass ,Dr. Rovito saved my life,gave me my self confidence back..Fabulous doctor,concerned for his patients,goes way beyond..Would and have recommended him to everyone..A true doctor who cares, hard to find today,a great surgeon,never had any problems followed instructions and all went well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Roslinda Seliger in East Stroudsburg – Mar 01, 2016
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Dr. Rovito did my bariatric sleeve surgery on March 5, 2015. When I was told he was very personable and caring, I was shocked and surprised to find that he was all that and more. Not only an excellent surgeon, he is a REAL and compassionate individual. He actually LISTENS to you. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for either weight loss surgery or a general surgical procedure. He is the best. 5 Stars for me...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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June Centonze in Tobyhanna, PA – Mar 01, 2016
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He is down to earth he tells you how it is he's an awesome doctor and the office ladies are awesome too I will ask for a better doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jamie hoffman in Fleetwood pa – Feb 29, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Rovito is the sole physician with whom patients interact. He knows all of his patients, greets them personally in the waiting area of his office, and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Rovito has been in solo, private general surgical practice since 1988. He takes care of his patients personally, providing both pre-and-post-operative...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Lehigh Valley Hosp, General Surgery Hltheast Tch Hp-Allentown Hp, General Surgery
Residency Hospital
1983
Internship Hospital
1983
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School
1979
Bloomsburg University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Peter Rovito, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rovito frequently treats Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open, Intestinal Obstruction, and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rovito treats.

Where is Dr. Peter Rovito, MD's office located?

Dr. Rovito's office is located at 842 N 19th St, Allentown, PA 18104. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

St. Luke's General Surgery - Sacred Heart 19th Street

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St. Luke's Hospital - Sacred Heart Campus

Allentown, PA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)