Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Francesco Palazzo, MD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Chief of Surgery, Methodist Hospital
Vice Chair of Surgery, Jefferson Hospital
Associate Program Director, Graduate Education

Surgery - Alimentary Tract
Surgery - Bariatric
Surgery - Gastrointestinal
Surgery - General
Surgery - Minimally Invasive
Surgery - Oncology

Make An Appointment

Click to call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (800-533-3669) or

Office Locations

1300 Wolf Street
1st Floor
Philadelphia PA 19148
Phone: (215) 551-0360
Fax: (215) 551-8725
1100 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-8666
Fax: (215) 503-6302

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2017


I specialize in the minimally invasive treatment of esophageal and gastrointestinal disorders: benign (reflux disease, achalasia) and malignant disorders (esophageal cancer, gastric cancer) I have extensive training in the laparoscopic treatment of diseases of the spleen and adrenal glands as well as abdominal wall reconstruction for incisional, ventral or inguinal hernias.


  • Univ di Catania, Medical School


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • University of California, San Francisco

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • Amer Assoc Retired Persons (AARP)
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • BC BS Special Care
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Delaware Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Devon
  • Empire BC/BS
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medallion of New Jersey
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • NJ Plus
  • Oxford of PA
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan
  • s Comp

Recent Publications

Undiagnosed Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Recurrent Miscarriage: The First Prospective Pilot Study

Quality of life in differentiated thyroid cancer

Diagnosis, management, histology and genetics of sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism: Old knowledge with new tricks

A standardized comparison of peri-operative complications after minimally invasive esophagectomy: Ivor Lewis versus McKeown

Surgical approaches to adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction: the Siewert II conundrum

Redefining the stress cortisol response to surgery

Defining Benchmarks for Transthoracic Esophagectomy

Breast cancer metastases to the thyroid gland - An uncommon sentinel for diffuse metastatic disease: A case report and review of the literature

Surgical Apgar score (SAS) predicts perioperative morbidity, mortality, and length of stay in patients undergoing esophagectomy at a high-volume center

Comparative Quantitative Lymph Node Assessment in Localized Esophageal Cancer Patients After R0 Resection With and Without Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy

Goitre and thyroid cancer

Measuring the Pharmacokinetic Properties of Drugs with a Novel Surgical Rat Model

Do intraoperative pyloric interventions predict the need for postoperative endoscopic interventions after minimally invasive esophagectomy?

Increasing resident utilization and recognition of the critical view of safety during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a pilot study from an academic medical center

Students' participation in collaborative research should be recognised

Acute complications of antireflux surgery

Do female surgeons learn or teach differently?

A taxonomy of perioperative surgical learning: Trending resident skill acquisition

Cholecystotomy with stone retrieval: A novel approach for the management of gallstone ileus

A role for TET2 in parathyroid carcinoma