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Thoracic Surgery

Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, FACS

Specialties

Thoracic Surgery

Distinctions
4.9
107 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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Clinical Interests
  • Diseases of the lung, tracheobronchial tree, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall
  • Experience in thoracic surgical oncology, robotic and other minimally invasive thoracic techniques
  • Advanced bronchoscopic and esophageal endoscopy
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Thymectomy
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Special procedures for benign esophageal disease and other thoracic conditions
Research Interests
  • Gene therapy for esophageal cancer
  • The microenvironment of esophageal cancer, especially the role of tumor initiating cells
  • Clinical outcomes in robotic surgery
  • Clinical outcomes in esophageal cancer
  • Clinical outcomes in lung cancer
Education
  • MD, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
  • MS, Surgery, Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
Training
  • Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Residency, Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
Memberships
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • The Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) cadre member
  • The Eastern Cooperative Cancer Group (ECOG)
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The American Medical Association
  • Thomas Bond Society of the Pennsylvania Hospital
Awards and Honors
  • Educational Award of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • O.T. Clagett Travel Award for outstanding performance during the thoracic surgery residency. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • University of Pennsylvania Pearl Award, for excellence in teaching to medical students
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research Fellowship Grant
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, Delaware Valley Vascular Society
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, Medical Education Day, Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Harrisburg, PA
  • Best Presentation Award, American College of Surgeons Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Hershey, PA, 1995
  • Best Doctors in Louisiana 2009-2011
  • Top Doctors, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery, Philadelphia magazine, 2017-2020
  • Best Doctors in America®, Thoracic Surgery, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020
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Office Locations

Temple Lung Center

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Ambulatory Care Center, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

Fax: 215-707-6867

Fox Chase Cancer Center

333 Cottman Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19111

888-369-2427

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107 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about Patient Satisfaction Rating.

OVERALL RATING

4.90 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.8
Gives easy to understand instruction
4.9
Explains in a way you understand
4.9
Listens carefully to you
5.0
Shows respect for what you say
4.8
Spends enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
October 31, 2019

Simply the BEST!

5.0
October 17, 2019

He is a good doctor.

5.0
October 14, 2019

[...] dr abbas is so caring.

5.0
October 7, 2019

Many, many thanks to Dr. Abbas & all the members of his team. Truly professional & caring -

5.0
October 3, 2019

1st visit excellent [...]

5.0
September 30, 2019

Satisfied.

5.0
September 17, 2019

Dr. Abbas is an excellent doctor. His staff and team are outstanding and ready to address any situation or concern.

4.5
August 26, 2019

Highly recommend Dr. Abbas.

5.0
August 26, 2019

I had no problem with my office visit to my doctor. [...]

5.0
August 21, 2019

Good experience. Dr. Abbas great surgeon and excellent follow up - I'm lucky I had him.

5.0
July 18, 2019

All good.

5.0
July 6, 2019

Very good experience.

5.0
June 28, 2019

I am both impressed with Dr. Abbas' skill & personal interest - LISTENS.

5.0
June 27, 2019

Very happy with doctor. [...]

5.0
June 6, 2019

My doctor and his help were very good to me.