Paul Curcillo II, MD, FACS

Paul G. Curcillo II, MD
144 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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Clinical Locations

Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Director, Minimally Invasive Surgical Initiatives and Development

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Treatment Focus

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, General Surgery of Benign Disease, Complex General Surgery and Ventral Hernias

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2022

Follow on Twitter: @FCCCSurgOnc

Educational Background

  • Resident, Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1992-1996
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1989


  • Diplomat, American College of Surgeons
  • Recertified, American Board of Surgery, 2008-2018
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery, 1997-2008
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, 1994
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 1991


  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), 2008-present
  • Society of Gasteroenterologic and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2007-present
  • Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, 2003-present
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, 2002-present
  • American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter, 2006-2008
  • Committee on Applicants of the American College of Surgeons, Pennsylvania District #5
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2000-present
  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2000-present
  • Breast and Prostrate Health Foundation, Board of Directors, 2005-present
  • Breast Health Institute, Board of Directors, 2004-present

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2009, 2011-20
  • America’s Top Doctors®, 2015-17
  • Temple University Gallery of Success, 2009
  • Fellow, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India, 2009
  • Best Doctors, 2007-2010  (Best Doctors in America Database)

Susie Barton

  • Lung Cancer

I was only 40 when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. I went to my primary care doctor, who sent me for a CT scan. When he got the results, he told me to find an oncologist because it was cancer. A few years earlier I had a breast lump removed at Fox Chase, so that is where I knew I should go. 


Alison Kovalchik

  • Breast Cancer

In 2013, Alison Kovalchik learned she carried the BRCA1 mutation that increases the risk for developing breast cancer. Because she already had a number of other health issues, she was very worried about her options for preventive treatment. Upon the recommendation of her doctor, Alison sought answers from a specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she later had preventive surgery. She was assigned to a team of physicians from several different departments who all worked together to form an individualized treatment plan to ensure the best outcome. "Even though Fox Chase is a cancer center, its staff considers the patient as a whole person, which is something I hadn’t encountered elsewhere, and, to me, it is a true miracle," Alison said. "Fox Chase Cancer Center’s doctors worked as a team to treat me...I trust my team at Fox Chase. My doctors gave me my life back—in all ways, not only with the BRCA mutation risk. I know I’m in the best hands for my care."


Jennie Soprani

After having a routine hysterectomy at the age of 65, Jennie Soprani had ongoing medical issues for nearly 15 years. In late 2014, her doctor referred her to Fox Chase Cancer Center's Dr. Paul G. Curcillo II, who had performed surgery on Jennie earlier. In December 2014, Jennie underwent a minimally-invasive procedure to treat her complex abdominal wound, an intestinal fistula. "That procedure changed my life for the better," she said. "Today I can do all the things I used to do without concerns about pain, bleeding, or infections. Life is now beautiful, and I feel better today than I have in a very long time."


Albert Anderson

  • Colorectal Cancer

"Although the gastroenterologist recommended that I wait 6 months for a follow-up test, my wife and I decided that I should get a second opinion at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where I had been successfully treated for prostate cancer 3 years prior. "


Research Interests

Single Port Access Surgery, Reduced Port Surgery, NOTES, Breast Cancer

Selected Publications

Future Trend in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Single Port, Minilaparoscopy, and NOTES.Boni L, Curcillo PG, Perretta S. Minim Invasive Surg. 2012;2012:575301. doi: 10.1155/2012/575301. Epub 2012 Dec 30. No abstract available. PubMed

Initial application of reduced port surgery using the single port access technique for laparoscopic canine ovariectomy. Runge JJ, Curcillo PG 2nd, King SA, Podolsky ER, Holt DE, Davidson J, Agnello KA.Vet Surg. 2012 Oct;41(7):803-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2012.01012.x. Epub 2012 Aug 1. PubMed


Additional Publications

144 patient satisfaction reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9 / 5.0

Ratings Breakdown

Gives easy to understand instruction
Explains in a way you understand
Listens carefully to you
Shows respect for what you say
Spends enough time with you

21 patient comments

  • 5.0
    March 18, 2022

    Fox of Chase's staff (drs. RNs, etc.) has always been wonderful.

  • 5.0
    February 8, 2022

    Dr Curcillo is great

  • 5.0
    January 24, 2022

    Always an extremely good visit with this provider & hospital!

  • 5.0
    January 10, 2022

    I was referred to Dr. Paul Curcillo due to a health problem. He is a wonderful doctor - warm, friendly, compassionate & caring. I would highly recommend him to others.

  • 5.0
    October 27, 2021

    Dr caucillo and staff are the best

  • 5.0
    October 20, 2021

    I have been very pleased with my doctor and the staff

  • 5.0
    October 15, 2021

    Very well cared for.

  • 5.0
    October 15, 2021

    Dr. Curcillo came up with a treatment plan that was well thought out and helped to make a very difficult time a bit easier to deal with. Thank you Dr.Curcillo and his team!

  • No Star Ratings Available
    October 2, 2021

    Really easy to get in touch with Dr. Curcillo. Actually contacted me early with test results. Overall good experience.

  • 5.0
    August 12, 2021

    I have been Dr. Curcillo's patient for 20 years & find my visits with him at Fox Chase excellent.

  • 5.0
    August 6, 2021

    Good experience

  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021

    Caring and excellent physician. Questions me on all aspects of my health.

  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021

    Dr. Curcillo is just awesome. Can't say enough about this doctor.

  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021

    Best experience ever!

  • 5.0
    July 23, 2021

    Excellent experience

  • 5.0
    April 30, 2021

    Very professional/caring! FCCC IS EXCEPTIONAL.

  • 3.1
    April 28, 2021

    It was unusually busy and rushed but everything flowed smoothly. Mammogram done, read, and recorded so that Dr Curcillo could share results and ongoing plan for treatment even though he was uncharacteristically rushed. Covid concerns may have played a role.

  • 5.0
    April 27, 2021

    Just excellent care!!

  • 5.0
    March 20, 2021

    I couldn't be any happier with Dr. Curcillo and his team. Since I first went to him before I was diagnosed with breast cancer over 7years ago, he has been a rock for me. He is simply the BEST

  • 5.0
    March 8, 2021

    Dr. Curcillo & his staff are the best.

  • 4.5
    February 3, 2021

    Good experience, always have my health and general feelings the upmost concern.