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Andreas Karachristos, MD, FACS

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Attending Surgeon

Treatment Focus

Cancer of the liver, pancreas and bile-ducts (HPB)

Language(s) Other than English

Greek

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Educational Background

  • (ASTS) Fellowship, Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2007
  • Residency, General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
  • Residency, General Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2002
  • Residency, Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
  • MD, Medical School, University of Crete, 1992

Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • Diamond Award, Temple University Hospital Abdominal Organ Transplant Program, 2009

Carol Hobson

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Carol Hobson

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

As a school nurse, Carol Hobson knew the importance of taking care of her own health.

After 23 years in the field, Carol retired in January 2011 at the age of 67. In June, while experiencing severe left shoulder pain, Carol’s husband, Wayne, took her to the emergency room at their local hospital. Doctors performed several tests which were inconclusive. Carol was sent home to follow up with her family doctor.

James Tetzlaff

Kidney Cancer

James Tetzlaff

Kidney Cancer

When he thinks back on October 28, 2013, Jim Tetzlaff realizes it would have been easy to ignore what happened and not give it another thought. “I’m a man – we have a tendency to ignore things that have to do with our health,” says Jim, who was 75 at the time. On that day, after one of his grandson’s football games, Jim went to the bathroom and saw blood in his urine. “It was upsetting, but I didn’t have any other symptoms so I thought it had to be a fluke,” recalls the former medical equipment salesman.

Robert Sklar

Colorectal Cancer

Robert Sklar

Colorectal Cancer

In February, 2014, Robert Sklar believed that he was “indestructible.” At 70, he had never had any serious illnesses, was rarely sick and did not take any medications. But, when he returned from Las Vegas feeling exhausted and not himself, Robert made an appointment with his family doctor. She ordered blood work and conducted a general physical. “My hemoglobin count was 6 and should have been 12.  She referred me to my local community hospital for my first ever colonoscopy,” he recalls.

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