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Thoracic Surgery

Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, FACS

Specialties

Thoracic Surgery

Distinctions
4.8
81 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
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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, 2017-19
  • 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

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ratings & reviews

81 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

4.80 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.8
Give easy to understand instruction
4.8
Provider expl in way you understand
4.8
Provider listen carefully to you
4.8
Show respect for what you say
4.8
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
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.

5.0
May 30, 2019

[...] helpful n knowledgeable of my condition [...]

5.0
May 29, 2019

Excellent in every way.

5.0
May 22, 2019

The whole Fox Chase experience has been outstanding, especially Dr. Abaas and his staff, [...]. All questions were answered and encouragement by Dr. Abaas. I am so glad Fox Chase was my first and only choice. They saved my life. Thank you for what you do.

5.0
May 21, 2019

I was very pleased with my experience here.

5.0
April 23, 2019

Dr. Abbas and his team are spectacular Dr. Abbas is a very busy doctor, but when it is your time, he always makes you feel like you are the only patient he is testing. Best surgeon ever.

5.0
April 15, 2019

Good.

5.0
April 4, 2019

Dr. Abbas is a great person surgeon, and asset for any service provider he works for.

5.0
March 31, 2019

Excellent visit 1 yr. survivor so far.

5.0
March 12, 2019

I felt I got the best care and Dr Abbas and his assistant gave me reassurance. They really cared about me and I appreciate it.

5.0
February 8, 2019

Dr. Abbas & staff are excellent, kind & very respectful. Dr. Abbas, I can't say enough about him. One of the finest doctors I have every had.

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

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