Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician 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

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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

Recent Publications

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

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

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

Acute complications of antireflux surgery

A taxonomy of perioperative surgical learning: Trending resident skill acquisition

Do female surgeons learn or teach differently?

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

Total minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: approaches and outcomes

Long-term functional outcomes of laparoscopic resection for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors

A Modern Approach to the Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Minimally invasive esophagectomy provides significant survival advantage compared with open or hybrid esophagectomy for patients with cancers of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction

Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy with Extracorporeal Gastric Conduit Creation-How I Do It

Pulse granuloma involving Meckel's diverticulum: A case report and literature review

Laparoscopic approaches to gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors: An institutional review of 57 cases

Combined hepatic arterial embolization and hepatic ablation for unresectable colorectal metastases to the liver

Hemorrhagic Hepatic Cyst: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature with Emphasis on Clinical Approach and Management

End-stage achalasia in a patient with neurofibromatosis treated with laparoscopic heller myotomy

Herniated gravid uterus through an incisional hernia treated with the component separation technique

Management of high-grade dysplasia