Dr. Thomas Erchinger, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 58

Dr. Erchinger

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

1000 E Mountain Dr Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

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(570) 808-2340

Dr. Thomas Erchinger, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Uniformed Services U, School of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Erchinger to book an appointment.

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Dr. Erchinger's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erchinger treats Constipation more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Erchinger treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
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Dr. Erchinger performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Erchinger performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

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  • Hemorrhoidectomy
Hemorrhoids
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Dr. Erchinger treats Hemorrhoids more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Erchinger treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Erchinger's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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    Dr. Erchinger literally saved my life in 1999 in Landstuhl, Germany. I was a 33 year old military wife and mom of three little kids, who had stage 2 colon cancer. His brilliance not only saved my life, but gave me a complications free existence. I would recommend his exemplary skills to anyone needing colorectal surgery. He will forever be my hero, as well as my family's hero!!!
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    Dr Erchinger and staff are great. I've been seeing him for roughly 2 years now. I went to see him to get a second opinion and I'm quite happy I did. He's performed two surgeries on me that both went very smooth. His staff are the best and I've even had a few emergencies that I was able to see him that day without an issue. As a matter of fact, one of my surgeries kept him there late at night and he had no issue with that whatsoever.
    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
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Thomas Erchinger, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

    Specialties

    • Colorectal Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    • General Surgery

    Education

    2001
    U TX Hlth Sci Ctr Affl Hosp
    Residency Hospital
    1993
    USAF Med Ctr Keesler AFB
    Residency Hospital
    1989
    USAF Med Ctr Keesler AFB
    Internship Hospital
    1988
    Uniformed Services U, School of Medicine
    Medical School
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    What are Dr. Thomas Erchinger, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Erchinger frequently treats Constipation, Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Erchinger treats.

    Where is Dr. Thomas Erchinger, MD's office located?

    Dr. Erchinger's office is located at 1000 E Mountain Dr, Wilkes Barre, PA 18711. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center1000 E Mountain Dr Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
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    Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

    Wilkes Barre, PA

    69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

    4 Awards Received