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Andres Castellanos

Andres Castellanos, MD

Associate Professor; Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery


Department: Surgery

Practices: Drexel Surgery

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Education

  • MD, University of Zulia Medical School, Maracaibo, Venezuela (1990)

Other Languages Spoken

Spanish

Andres Castellanos, MD, is a surgeon practicing in Center City Philadelphia. He specializes in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery.

Awards and Honors

  • Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Doctors" (2010)
  • "Best Doctor in America" (2009, 2010 and 2011)
  • Outsanding clinical teaching award, Biomedical engineering school (2009)
  • Recipient of the Golden Scalpel Award in recognition of teaching excellence at Drexel University College of Medicine: Department of Surgery

In the News

Featured Videos

Podcast

 

Clinical Services

Hernia, Obesity, Robotic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Bariatric surgery, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Esophageal disorders - benign, Biliary disease - benign

Affiliated Hospitals

Hahnemann University Hospital, Roxborough Memorial Hospital

Fellowships

  • Minimally Invasive/Robotic Reseach - Drexel University College of Medicine (2001)

Residencies

  • Surgery - MCP Hahnemann Hospital (1997-2001)

Internships

  • Transitional - Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia (1995)
  • Surgery - MCP Hahnemann Hospital (1996)
  • Executive vice chairman, Department of Surgery
  • Associate professor of surgery
  • Associate director of the surgical residency program at Drexel University College of Medicine (2004 - Present)
  • Instructor, advanced trauma life support at Hahnemann University Hospital (2002 - Present)

Research Interests

Robotically assisted minimally invasive surgery, Gastro-intestinal surgeries in obese patients

Research

Dr. Castellanos's research has focused on the use of laparoscopic tools for robotically assisted, minimally invasive surgeries and the future of robotic surgeries and gastro-intestinal surgeries in obese patients.

In the Media

"Results of FIRST Trial Study on Resident Work Hours Announced"
American Board of Surgery, Inc. (February 2, 2016)


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Bariatric Surgery at the Center for Surgical Weight-Loss at Hahnemann University Hospital
231 N. Broad Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 267.330.0760
Fax: 267.330.0859

Practice Office

Drexel Surgery
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.4890
Fax: 215.762.8389