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Department of Surgery

Division of General & Minimally Invasive Surgery


Appointments: 215-707-3133
Department: 215-707-3133
Location: Parkinson Pavilion, Fourth Floor
Broad and Tioga Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19140


This group provides state-of-the-art care for all routine and complex general surgery problems. Areas of special interest include GI oncology, inflammatory bowel disease, liver tumors, complex pancreatic or biliary disorders, reoperative GI surgery, functional GI problems and proctology.


Our general surgeons are specially trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques that significantly reduce the amount of time spent in the hospital and promote quicker recovery. This multidisciplinary group also has expertise in recent surgical interventions such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones, laparoscopic gastric and bowel resection, laparoscopic agotomy for ulcer, laparoscopic fundoplication for reflux and diagnostic laparoscopy.  Other surgical innovations include anal sphincter preservation for rectal cancer and ulcerative colitis and esophagectomy without thoracotomy for esophageal cancer.  Colorectal cancer screening and outpatient hemmorrhoid treatments are also available.


Michael Edwards, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of General & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Section of Bariatric Surgery

Speciality interests: Obesity and minimally invasive (laparoscopic), bariatric Surgery (primary and revisional), minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for gastrointestinal disorders, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for disorders of solid organs, minimally invasive and open comprehensive hernia surgery and care, robotic general surgery, and general surgery
Telephone: 215-707-5097
Email: michael.edwards@tuhs.temple.edu



John M. Daly, MD, FACS
  Specialty interest: Surgical oncology
T: 215-707-8773
Email: John.Daly@temple.edu



Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS

Chief, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care

Director of Trauma Service
Program Director, Surgical Residency
Specialty interests: Breast disease, trauma surgery, surgical critical care, general surgery
T: 215-707-3633
Email: Amy.Goldberg@tuhs.temple.edu



John E. Meilahn, MD, FACS
Specialty interests: Gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery (open and laparoscopic), laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic esophageal myotomy, surgical oncology, pancreatic surgery
T: 215-707-1464
Email: John.Meilahn@tuhs.temple.edu



Abhijit Pathak, MD

Director, Surgical Intensive Care

Associate Director, Trauma Service
Specialty interests: General and trauma surgery, surgical critical care
T: 215-707-8225
Email: Abhijit.Pathak@tuhs.temple.edu



Kathleen J. Reilly, MD
Specialty interest: Breast cancer
T: 215-707-3633
Email: kathleen.reilly2@tuhs.temple.edu



Thomas A. Santora, MD, FACS
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Specialty interests: Surgical critical care, managing surgical infections, trauma, GI surgery
T: 215-707-3078
Email: Thomas.Santora@tuhs.temple.edu