Jefferson Health

Physician Profile

David Tichansky, MD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Director, Division of Minimally Invasive, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Program Director, Jefferson Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program

Surgery - Bariatric
Surgery - General
Surgery - Minimally Invasive

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Office Locations

211 S. 9th Street
Suite 402
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-0020
Fax: (215) 503-7577
443 Laurel Oak Road
Suite 100
Voorhees NJ 08043
Phone: (215) 955-0020

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



  • UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Medical School


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Recent Publications

Conserved Metabolic Changes in Nondiabetic and Type 2 Diabetic Bariatric Surgery Patients: Global Metabolomic Pilot Study

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: The rightful gold standard weight loss surgery procedure

Ideal Body Weight Calculation in the Bariatric Surgical Population

The economic costs of obesity and the impact of bariatric surgery

Decrease in sweet taste in rats after gastric bypass surgery

Comment on: Is biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch indicated for patients with body mass index <50 kg/m2?

Human epicardial adipokine messenger RNAs: Comparisons of their expression in substernal, subcutaneous, and omental fat

Release of 12 adipokines by adipose tissue, nonfat cells, and fat cells from obese women

Endoscopic sclerotherapy for dilated gastrojejunostomy after gastric bypass.

The inflammatory response seen when human omental adipose tissue explants are incubated in primary culture is not dependent upon albumin and is primarily in the nonfat cells

Dexamethasone and the inflammatory response in explants of human omental adipose tissue

Validation that a 1-year fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery can eliminate the learning curve for laparoscopic gastric bypass

Omental reinforcement for intraoperative leak repairs during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Intraoperative endoscopy and leaks after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Internal hernias and nonclosure of mesenteric defects during laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Patient perception of medicare fee schedule of laparoscopic procedures

Stimulation of human omental adipose tissue lipolysis by growth hormone plus dexamethasone

Comparison of two low-molecular-weight heparin dosing regimens for patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery

Gastric bypass surgery in rats produces weight loss modeling after human gastric bypass

Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic gastric bypass performed in a cadaver