Jefferson University Hospitals
Francesco  Palazzo, MD, FACS Watch Video

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

Specialties

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

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Doctor Overview

Locations

Education & Fellowships

  • Univ di Catania, Medical School
  • Internship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco

Years in Practice

11

Board Certification

  • Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

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

Insurances Accepted

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.

  • 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

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Notes

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.

Awards

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2018,2017

Publications

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New or returning patients can complete our secure, online appointment request form. A representative from Jefferson will contact you by email to confirm your appointment.

If you'd rather speak with a JEFF NOW® representative, click 1-800-JEFFNOW below. You will then be prompted to enter your phone number.

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Primary Location

1300 Wolf Street
1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: (215) 551-0360
Fax: (215) 551-8725
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Other Locations

1100 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-8666
Fax: (215) 503-6302
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