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Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Zhitnikov

Crozer-Keystone General Surgery Associates

300 Evergreen Dr Ste 130 Glen Mills, PA 19342

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(610) 521-4833


Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Glen Mills, PA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Odessa Medical Institute Named For Ni Pirogov in 1983 and specializes in bariatric surgery.


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Dr. Zhitnikov accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Dr. Zhitnikov's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zhitnikov treats Obesity more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Zhitnikov treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Stomach Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zhitnikov performs Stomach Surgery more than 40% of his peers

Dr. Zhitnikov performs this procedure more than 40% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zhitnikov performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Zhitnikov performs this procedure more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Zhitnikov's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Obesity
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Robotic-Assisted Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Zhitnikov's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zhitnikov

4.6

Based on 7 reviews

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My experience with practice is great over last 6 years. I had gastric bypass five years ago with a good surgeon (who has since moved out of this practice) but his thoughts were to leave the gall bladder as long as it was healthy. Zhitnikov's thoughts differ from that for gastric bypass. Why? Future access. Mine had recently become suspect to concern and I went back in to the practice and met with Zhitnikov and we found that I had a large stone and multiple granules. The speed at which he fit me in immediately to stave off a more complex surgery being necessary should any of those granules had moved out of the gall was amazing. As soon as we knew what my risks were-we jointly looked at my business travel schedule against his surgery days and his vacation and he fit me in on day he typically only has office hours to accommodate us both and the earliest timing. He also drew a detailed diagram of what I was facing if those granules had moved. He was thorough, speedy, caring, and skilled.
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My husband just had bariatric surgery (April 2019). Dr. Zhitnikov and the entire staff are top notch. Dr. Zhitnikov took the time to explain each of the procedures offered and answered all of our questions about what to expect pre and post-surgery. The office staff is so organized, helpful and friendly. My husband and I are extremely happy with the care he received. At the first appointment we were given a folder that had prescriptions, paperwork and everything he needed to get through the pre-surgery testing and appointments. I cannot say enough good things about this group. Thank you all!
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Dr. Zhitnikov was great. He answered all my questions and did a wonderful job of explaining things in a clear, concise manner. He even helped me fight it out with my insurance company when they denied me. I've since moved several hours away, but still go to see him for my bariatric checkups instead of finding a new doctor closer to home.
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I have nothing but wonderful things to say not only about Dr Zhitnikov but Caitlyn, Kathleen, and the whole staff. The front desk is so pleasant and nurses are very helpful and informative. I had no wait time every time have gone to the office. Caitlyn and Kathleen were so great during the 3 months when I was getting all my pre op work done. They genuinely care about there patients. DR Zhitnikov was so great while I was in the hospital. He stopped in every day to see. He is the best!!
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This review is for the entire bariatric program at the Crozer Medical Center and not necessarily Dr.Sergey Zhitnikov. Overall I find the staff to be unhelpful and unorganized. Calls go unreturned, surgery dates are moved without warning, wait time is atrocious, paperwork gets lost. The CMC is also very dated and feels unkept/unclean. They are friendly enough, but in the scheme of things, it doesn't make up for the lack of accountability, organization and attention to their patients.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe every person has a right to equitable, ethical, accessible quality health care that promotes healing and health. My philosophy is to provide health care that respects human dignity, individuality and diversity among groups.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Chernigov Regional Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
Odessa Medical Institute Named For Ni Pirogov
Medical School
1984
1983

Awards

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Springfield, PA

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