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Thoracic Surgery

Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS

Specialties

Thoracic Surgery

Awards
4.7
98 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
publications
ratings & reviews
about me
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, 2018
  • Best Doctors in America®, Thoracic Surgery, 2015-2016, 2017-2018
offices

Office Locations

Temple Lung Center

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Ambulatory Care Center, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone: 800-TEMPLE-MED

Fax: 215-707-6867

Fox Chase Cancer Center

333 Cottman Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19111

888-369-2427

publications
ratings & reviews

98 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.

OVERALL RATING

4.70 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.6
Give easy to understand instruction
4.8
Provider expl in way you understand
4.8
Provider listen carefully to you
4.7
Show respect for what you say
4.7
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
January 24, 2019

Everyone in the office was professional, courteous, and helpful. I continue to be impressed by Dr. Abas-Abas. He listened closely to my concerns and symptoms and suggested an excellent plan going forward. He is a wonderful doctor, who explains things very clearly and clearly individualizes the treatment plan according to the needs of the patient. Thank you for having such an outstanding physician at Temple.

4.0
January 22, 2019

Dr. Abbas, PA-C [...] and staff are great... [...]

5.0
January 15, 2019

The doctor - is very skilled and knowledgeable about theoretic issues. Friendly and personable.

5.0
January 7, 2019

Excellent.

5.0
November 5, 2018

I am am confident in Dr Abbas

5.0
June 24, 2018

My caregiver is outstanding & the most caring professional I have ever seen.

5.0
June 23, 2018

Doctor Abbas is very special. He takes the time to know you and understand what you are going through, so that he can help you to the best of his ability. He fixed me physically and emotionally lifted my spirits back up. I no longer have to take the medication that I was on for 10 + years , I just want to thank him for helping me.

5.0
June 22, 2018

Dr. Abbas was excellent I liked him!

5.0
June 18, 2018

all of my experience are really good the Dr's and nurses really cares

5.0
June 9, 2018

Good.

5.0
June 1, 2018

The best doctor I ever had.

5.0
May 30, 2018

My son and I couldn't have been happier with the dr. Such a nice man!

5.0
May 25, 2018

Dr. Abbas was excellent.

5.0
May 14, 2018

He with his team and other Dr's saved my life. I am forever grateful

5.0
May 10, 2018

Very knowledgeable.

5.0
May 3, 2018

Can't say enough good things about Dr Abbas. Liked him to do my surgery in the future.

5.0
April 30, 2018

Recommend the doctor

Office Locations

Temple Lung Center

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Ambulatory Care Center, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone: 800-TEMPLE-MED

Fax: 215-707-6867

Fox Chase Cancer Center

333 Cottman Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19111

888-369-2427