Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Harish  Lavu, MD, FACS

Harish Lavu, MD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Chief, Section of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery

Specialties
Surgery
Surgery - Alimentary Tract
Surgery - Gastrointestinal
Surgery - Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary
Surgery - Oncology

Make An Appointment

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Office Locations

Philadelphia
1100 Walnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-9402
Fax: (215) 923-6609

Medical Services

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 2018

Education

  • Albany Medical College, Medical School

Residency

  • University of California, LA School of Medicine

Fellowship

  • Indiana University Medical Center

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
  • Workers Comp

Recent Publications

A Sub-Type of Familial Pancreatic Cancer: Evidence and Implications of Loss-of-Function Polymorphisms in Indoleamine-2,3-Dioxygenase-2

Common Hepatic Artery Abutment or Encasement Is an Adverse Prognostic Factor in Patients with Borderline and Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer

Microscopic lymphovascular invasion is an independent predictor of survival in resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Total parenteral nutrition in patients following pancreaticoduodenectomy: lessons from 1184 patients

Pneumonia is associated with a high risk of mortality after pancreaticoduodenectomy

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

Recurrence and survival after resection of small intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm-associated Carcinomas (≤ 20-mm invasive component) A multi-institutional analysis

Delayed Gastric Emptying After Pancreaticoduodenectomy: an Analysis of Risk Factors and Cost

Fluid Restriction During Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Is It Effective in Reducing Postoperative Complications?

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma treatment - The past, present, and future

The influence of transection site on the development of pancreatic fistula in patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy: A review of 294 consecutive cases

A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial on the efficacy of ethanol celiac plexus neurolysis in patients with operable pancreatic and periampullary adenocarcinoma

Incidence and Severity of Pancreatogenic Diabetes After Pancreatic Resection

Decision counseling and participation in a pancreas cancer registry

Complex cystic lesions in the liver causing abdominal pain

Non-neoplastic Epithelial Cysts of the Pancreas: A Rare, Benign Entity

Does Resident Experience Affect Outcomes in Complex Abdominal Surgery? Pancreaticoduodenectomy as an Example

Prognostic value of circulating cytokines in colon cancer recurrence

Safety of perioperative aspirin therapy in pancreatic operations

Intraoperative Pancreatoscopy: A Valuable Tool for Pancreatic Surgeons?