Dr. Timothy Jacob, MD

Dr. Timothy Jacob, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Timothy Jacob, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Temple University in 1988 and specializes in general surgery.

9104 Babcock Blvd Ste 3111

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Contact Information

(412) 364-5490

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

60  Conditions Treated


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47  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Health Center University Pittsburgh
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Health Center University Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jacob has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacob's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacob to family and friends
29 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Jacob's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Jacob performed successful emergency bowel obstruction surgery on me in January 2017. Great bedside manners and amazing surgeon. My other doctors are impressed at how small my scar sizes are, which speak to the technical skills of Dr. Jacob. Highly recommended to anyone who has general...more
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Dr. Jacob did a very good job I would recommend him. had a hernia operation and a lump removed
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Back in April 2017 my husband faced a possibly serious situation when his abdominal hernia bulged out and became incarcerated. We were so lucky to arrive at UPMC Passavant and have Dr. Jacob on call. He immediately reduced the hernia and surgery was scheduled for the following day. Outcome was...more
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I have had 2 surgeries done by Dr Jacobs. I would recommend him to any friend or family member.
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I did not have a very good experience with Dr. Jacob. I felt that he was not listening to what I was saying about my pain and my past history with the pain I was having. Wanted to run tests that were not even related to what was going on with me
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