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Thoracic Surgery

Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, FACS

Abbas El-Sayed Abbas
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Specialties

Thoracic Surgery

Distinctions
4.8
164 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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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, 2017-2020
  • 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

Outpatient services located at Fox Chase Cancer Center Main Campus are provided by Temple University Hospital.

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164 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

4.80 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.8
Give easy to understand instruction
4.8
Provider expl in way you understand
4.9
Provider listen carefully to you
4.9
Show respect for what you say
4.8
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
August 28, 2020

Always friendly & courtesy & answers all my concerns & gives recommendations.

5.0
August 27, 2020

Excellent dr. & staff.

5.0
August 24, 2020

Excellent surgeon. Very sharp and thorough. Appreciated his prompt response, concern and help very much. Reviewed my case which was complicated and provided care with utmost diligence. Thank you Dr.Abbas!

5.0
July 22, 2020

Very good.

5.0
June 22, 2020

Excellent care.

5.0
May 26, 2020

Excellent care. Thank you!

5.0
March 31, 2020

Dr. Abbas made me feel like I was his most important patient. I feel very confident about his abilities as a physician.

5.0
March 30, 2020

Good experience!

5.0
February 27, 2020

I felt very informed - Got all test leading to surgery - Dr. Abbas showed concern & caring.

5.0
February 18, 2020

Very good experience.

5.0
February 5, 2020

[...] All was/is great - [...] Dr. Abbas #1. Keep up the bar none Cancer Center.

5.0
January 31, 2020

Excellent care throughout my cancer surgery and f/u's [...]

5.0
January 21, 2020

I appreciate Dr Abbas he is an excellent physician. He cares and helped me with other illnesses. I have much respect for my doctor.

5.0
January 14, 2020

The best treatment ever.

5.0
January 13, 2020

I was extremely impressed with the knowledge, care and concern demonstrated by Dr. Abbas and his PA, [...].

5.0
December 5, 2019

Dr. Abbas is just wonderful!

5.0
December 5, 2019

All good.

1.9
November 22, 2019

[...] I felt like a number. I wasn't asked what I wanted or thought. Going to do a biopsy & put a port in like it was an every day occurrence. I want to feel like I'm cared about.

5.0
November 19, 2019

I feel relaxed and at home at Fox Chase. Dr. & nurses are the BEST.

5.0
November 12, 2019

First time visit. Very happy!!