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department of surgery

Clinical Programs


Abdominal Organ Transplantation

Utilizing cadaveric, living related and living unrelated donors, the Temple Kidney Transplant Team offers the best solutions for patients requiring renal replacement.  Learn more >>


Aortic Surgery

The multidisciplinary team of cardiac and vascular surgeons as well as interventional cardiologists and radiologist provide comprehensive care to patients in need of complex aortic reconstructions. Learn more >>


Bariatric Surgery

The Bariatric Surgery Program offers (3) surgical techniques for weight loss. Our experienced surgeons have performed over 300 procedures in the last two years using both open and laparoscopic surgical techniques.  Learn more >>


Breast Surgery

Our Breast Surgery Program is devoted to the care and treatment of breast disorders. We offer a complete range of services in a multidisciplinary approach for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Cardiovascular Surgery

Our cardiovascular surgeons specialize in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, and the treatment of coronary artery and myocardial diseases. We offer special expertise in off-pump coronary bypass and the treatment of valvular diseases.

Colorectal Surgery

This burgeoning division of colorectal surgery offers invaluable learning in the treatment of anorectal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer.


General Surgery

Our general surgeons have a history of excellence and experience in laparoscopic surgery, GI oncology, inflammatory bowel disease, liver tumors, complex pancreatic or biliary disorders, reoperative GI surgery, functional GI problems and proctology.

Hand/Upper Extremity Center

Staffed by our plastic surgeons, the Center offers specialized care of simple and complex hand and arm injuries, including work related injuries. It is one of only a few to offer reimplantation for amputated digits and extremities.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Our General Surgeons are highly skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic gastric and bowel resection and diagnostic laparoscopy.


Pediatric Surgery

The section provides comprehensive surgical care for children, from newborns to age 18 years. All aspects of general pediatric surgery, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, selected urological procedures, and trauma surgery services are available.


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Our plastic surgeons offer cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, including breast reconstruction after mastectomy, microvascular reconstructions and TRAM flaps, and complex reconstructions for skin cancers.


Surgical Oncology

The Surgical Oncology program at Temple University provides multi-disciplinary evaluation and comprehensive surgical treatment for patients with cancer and allied diseases.  Learn more >>

Trauma/Surgical Critical Care

Staffed by specially trained surgeons at a Level I Trauma Center, the Division offers a multidisciplinary approach to the care and management of critically injured patients and their families.

Vascular Surgery

Our vascular surgeons provide care in the areas of peripheral vascular reconstruction, including cerebrovascular, renal and mesenteric occlusive disease, venous disease, and aneurysmal disease of the thoracic and abdominal aorta and distal vessels. Learn more >>