Dr. Thomas Kowalski, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Kowalski's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Biliary Atresia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowalski treats Biliary Atresia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Non Syndromic Form
  • Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Syndromic Form
Cholelithiasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowalski treats Cholelithiasis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Pancreatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowalski treats Pancreatitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Kowalski, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
1993
Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
1991
John Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
John Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
1994
1993
1991
1989
1988
1980

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy With or Without Cholecystectomy for Choledocholithiasis in High Risk Surgical Patients: A Decision Analysis., May 2005
  • A modified technique for collection of brush cytology from the pancreatic duct., Oct 2004
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography (fMRC) of the Gallbladder and Biliary tree with Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography, 2003
  • EUS Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of the Liver. Indications, Yield, and Safety from an International Survey of 167 Cases., 2002
  • Endoscopic stenting of esophageal cancer: the clinical impact, 2007
  • Endoscopic sphincterotomy with or without cholecystectomy for choledocholithiasis in high risk surgical patients: A decision analysis., 2006
  • A Randomized Multicenter Trial Comparing Plastic to Covered Metal Stents for the Palliation of Lower Malignant Biliary Obstruction., May 2005
  • The Use of Removable Silicone Stents in Patients with Malignant Esophageal Obstruction; An Initial Multi-Center U.S. Experience., May 2005
  • Comparison of Visual Estimation with Digital Caliper Measurement (DCM) of Common Bile Duct (CBD) and Pancreatic Duct (PD) Diameter During ERCP, May 2005
  • Comparison of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in the Determination of Common Bile Duct (CBD) Diameter., May 2005

Dr. Kowalski's Reviews

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spends considerable time with me - reviews my files - CAREFULLY - we had a good back and forth conversation and questions and answers from both of us - and at the end - he asked if there was any other questions I had. Looked directly at me. We also had a few moments of small talk. very comfortable and very detailed. No question about where my health was.
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Dr. Kowalski is an excellent physician and has taken two very difficult biopsies from me over the last three years. He is very compassionate and spent considerable time explaining the procedure and then spent time explaining the results. I would highly recommend him.
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