General Surgery Specialists in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (600)Pittsburgh (335)Allentown (110)York (90)Harrisburg (70)
Abington (63)Erie (55)Danville (53)Johnstown (48)Bethlehem (45)Hershey (44)Lancaster (44)Wynnewood (42)Reading (36)Sayre (34)Lebanon (32)Easton (28)Langhorne (28)Wilkes Barre (23)Camp Hill (22)Scranton (22)Bryn Mawr (20)Chambersburg (20)Greensburg (20)Monroeville (20)Williamsport (20)Doylestown (18)Media (18)West Chester (16)Altoona (15)Ephrata (15)State College (15)Lemoyne (14)Beaver (13)East Norriton (13)Norristown (13)Carlisle (12)Chester (12)Mechanicsburg (12)New Castle (12)Clairton (11)Darby (11)Jenkintown (11)Lewisburg (11)Sellersville (11)Kittanning (10)Paoli (10)Phila (10)Farrell (9)Fountain Hill (9)Hanover (9)Indiana (9)Lansdale (9)Lewistown (9)Uniontown (9)Du Bois (8)Elkins Park (8)Gettysburg (8)Phoenixville (8)Pottsville (8)Saint Marys (8)Warminster (8)Wellsboro (8)Wexford (8)Berwick (7)Bethel Park (7)Havertown (7)Hermitage (7)Huntingdon (7)Kingston (7)Monongahela (7)Pottstown (7)Sewickley (7)Towanda (7)Washington (7)Waynesboro (7)Windber (7)Wyomissing (7)Butler (6)Drexel Hill (6)East Stroudsburg (6)Mc Kees Rocks (6)McKeesport (6)Meadowbrook (6)Meadville (6)Plains (6)Somerset (6)Stroudsburg (6)Warren (6)Bala Cynwyd (5)Blue Bell (5)Bristol (5)Canonsburg (5)Corry (5)Coudersport (5)Dubois (5)Franklin (5)Horsham (5)Huntingdon Valley (5)King of Prussia (5)Punxsutawney (5)Quakertown (5)Titusville (5)West Reading (5)Yardley (5)Bartonsville (4)Bensalem (4)Bloomsburg (4)Brookville (4)Clarion (4)Clearfield (4)Coatesville (4)Greenville (4)Honesdale (4)Latrobe (4)Lehighton (4)Natrona Heights (4)Philadelphi (4)Plymouth Meeting (4)Port Matilda (4)Rostraver Township (4)Sharon (4)Shippensburg (4)Southampton (4)Troy (4)West Grove (4)Aliquippa (3)Bradford (3)Connellsville (3)Dallas (3)Everett (3)Exton (3)Glen Mills (3)Hazle Township (3)Irwin (3)Lititz (3)Middletown (3)Newtown Square (3)Palmyra (3)Springfield (3)Tunkhannock (3)Tyrone (3)

Learn more about General Surgeons

A general surgeon specializes in the surgical care of diseases, injuries and deformities affecting the abdomen, breasts, digestive tract, endocrine system, and skin. General surgeons treat many conditions affecting adults and children, including appendicitis, bowel obstruction, breast and colon cancer, gallstones, hernias, and pancreatitis.

A general surgeon typically: 

  • Evaluates the patient's medical history and determines if surgery is necessary
  • Teaches patients the surgical procedure to be performed, how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect during recovery
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications
  • Performs exploratory procedures, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy and laparoscopy
  • Performs a variety of surgeries, such as appendectomy, weight loss surgery, bowel obstruction repairgallbladder removal, hemorrhoid repair, hernia repair, mastectomy, and thyroidectomy

General surgeons may also be known by their area of expertise, such as gastrointestinal surgeon, cancer surgeon, or trauma surgeon. General surgeons may also be referred to simply as a surgeon.

There are 2343 specialists practicing General Surgery in Pennsylvania with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 269 hospitals in Pennsylvania with affiliated General Surgery specialists, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, UPMC Presbyterian and Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia.