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Colorectal Surgery

Howard M. Ross, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Howard M. Ross
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Specialties

Colon/Rectal Surgery, Surgery

Distinctions
4.5
52 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
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about me
Clinical Interests
  • Minimally invasive approaches to colon cancer, rectal cancer and polyps
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Ostomy and wound care
  • Treatment of common anorectal diseases such as hemorrhoids
  • Adoption of emerging technologies
Research Interests
  • Adoption of new technologies
  • Surgical outcomes
  • Surgical education
  • Health disparities
Education
  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
Training
  • Fellowship (Research), Surgical Oncology, Laboratories of Surgical Metabolism and Solid Tumor Immunology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Residency, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
Board Certification
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
Memberships
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
  • Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Awards and Honors
  • Top Doctor, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Inside Jersey magazine
  • Top Doctor, New Jersey magazine
  • Top Doctor, Colon and Rectal Surgery, The New York Times
  • Top Doctors, New York Metro Area
  • Penn Pearl Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Chief Laboratory Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Surgical Intern of the Year, University of Connecticut, 1992
  • Resident Teacher of the Year (PGY 1-3), University of Connecticut
  • Outstanding Surgical Resident, University of Connecticut
  • Chief Administrative Resident, University of Connecticut
  • Outstanding Surgical Resident, University of Connecticut
  • First Prize, Cancer Research Competition, American Board of Surgeons/American College of Surgeons
  • MD with Distinction in Research Degree, University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • First Place, Excellence in Clinical Research Award, National Medical Student Research Forum
  • Physician of the Year, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Top Doctor, Colon & Rectal SurgeryPhiladelphia magazine, 2016-2020
  • Best Doctors in America®, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020

Treatment Philosophy
I treat all patients as if they were my relative. It is vital to me that patients understand everything about their disease and treatment. A patient should never have any unanswered questions after leaving my office. I am passionate about helping my patients to live the life they want.

offices

Office Locations

Temple University Hospital - Surgery

3509 N. Broad Street 
Boyer Pavilion, 6th Floor 
Philadelphia, PA 19140
800-TEMPLE-MED

publications
Digital Bibliography
Publications

Ross H, Hight D, Weiss R. Pediatric abdominal masses. Chap. 11 in Wyllie R and Hyams JS. (eds.): Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1999, 126-137.

Fry R, Mahmoud N, Rombeau J, Ross HM. Colon and rectum. Chap. 48 in Townsend C Jr. (ed.): Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biologic Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 18th Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders, 2004, 1401-1481.

Ross H, Metzger A Chapter 48. Wolff et al (eds) Colonic Inertia Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery Springer 2007.

Ross H, Rothenberger D. Facing Our Failures. Steele et al (eds) In press.

Ross, H. Laparoscopic Rectopexy, In Wexner S, Fleshman J. Master Technique in General Surgery Colon and Rectal Surgery: Abdominal Operations 2012, 503-5.

ratings & reviews

52 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

4.50 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.4
Give easy to understand instruction
4.6
Provider expl in way you understand
4.5
Provider listen carefully to you
4.7
Show respect for what you say
4.3
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
4.5
April 20, 2020

The meeting was a virtual meeting with doctor and it allowed me to get all my question answered.

5.0
March 18, 2020

Good.

5.0
January 4, 2020

Great operation.

5.0
December 31, 2019

Best ever care.

5.0
December 30, 2019

First experience with Dr. ross and was very satisfied with care.

5.0
December 3, 2019

Dr. Ross and his admin. assistant [...] know me personal and are very responsive to my scheduling needs, blood orders, & f.u. colonoscopies. [...] friendly & excellent at what they do! I am so grateful!

5.0
October 27, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Ross for a number of years now. He is thorough in his job which is to check to make sure I have no signs of a prior illness. He also has a great sense of humor to round out his overall manner.

5.0
October 18, 2019

The staff & provider were very professional in all areas of my time there.

5.0
October 15, 2019

Dr Ross and his staff are excellent

5.0
August 18, 2019

Dr. Ross has been exceedingly helpful and caring in follow-up after the colostomy he performed.

5.0
June 13, 2019

The medical visit was helpful and very informative.

5.0
June 11, 2019

Dr. Ross and his staff are excellent.

5.0
April 25, 2019

Dr. Ross is a wonderful practitioner who genuinely cares about the patients he sees! He's top rate! [...]

2.5
April 22, 2019

Good.

5.0
April 2, 2019

So this was my second appointment with Dr. Ross. He was great! [...]