Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, MD

Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  

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Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

Jefferson University Physicians

211 S 9th St Ste 402

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone Health Plan East

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more than 7% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 5% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 3% of peers

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Dr. Aggarwal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Aggarwal "I am a clinician in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, a global academic leader in simulation technologies with respect to health professions' education, a health care innovator through collaborative engagement with engineers, designers, artists and computer scientists, a sought after speaker and educator, and a successful fundraiser. I undertook my Bachelor's degree in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge, U.K., and medical school at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, U.K. Subsequently, I completed general surgical residency at Imperial College London. In 2008 I was awarded a PhD degree in virtual reality technologies for surgical education at Imperial College London, under the mentorship of Professor Ara Darzi, current Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, past Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Health in the United Kingdom, and a member of the House of Lords. Whilst working at Imperial with Professor Darzi, I engaged in collaborative work with the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, and Imperial College Business School, comprising redesign of the cardiac arrest trolley, and the Design out Medical Error (or the DoME project), in addition to projects with industrial partners in the fields of simulation, medical devices and robotics. In July 2017, I came to Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health as Professor of Surgery, and also took on a role in strategic business development. Through deliberate and purposeful engagement with industry partners, we utilize the health system as a living laboratory, to transform health care in its broadest sense. The underlying process is to embed, co-develop and translate novel tools, technologies and platforms, into clinical, academic, reputational and revenue-based impact at Jefferson, which may then be translated to other sites and settings."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Aggarwal "My care philosophy is to work directly with my patients, to deliver the outcomes that they desire, and within this, be honest, approachable, engaging and committed to their entire care journey. I am truly thrilled to see my patients go through the process of our bariatric program, and to hear about their successes to lead healthier, longer and better lives. It is truly a privilege to have a job which enables me to have such a direct impact on individuals, and their families."

5  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Aggarwal does not have any board certifications listed.

7  Conditions Treated

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Cambridge
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Royal Free Hosp & Sch Med/U London
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Royal Free Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Imperial College London
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Imperial College London
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Royal Coll Surgeons of England
    Other Education | Completed

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Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, MD
I felt like I walked into a sales pitch for bariatric surgery. While he answered specific questions to certain patients at the seminar, he blatantly, side stepped and refused to answer mine. unless I made an appointment.
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Diane in Philadelphia, PA – Sep 12, 2018
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Dr. Aggarwal is an extremely professional and knowledgeable doctor. In my time meeting with him I feel 100% at ease with his guidance and helping choose which procedure was right for me. I would recommend him to anyone looking into bariatric surgery.
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Shannon Gilroy in Furlong , PA – Jul 07, 2018
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Great experience
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Chester Springs – Apr 25, 2018
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