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Sanjay S. Reddy, MD, FACS

Dr. Sanjay Reddy

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Attending Surgeon

Assistant Program Director, Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Co-Director, Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute

TRDG Member, Esophagus, Pancreas, and Liver CancerMelanoma and Skin CancerSarcoma and GIST Cancer

Treatment Focus

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), gastric cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, general and minimally invasive surgery

Treatment Philosophy

I decided to join the Fox Chase Cancer Center team in conquering cancer because I saw first-hand the dramatic difference we can make here. I decided to continue my training in Philadelphia after completing my general surgery residency in New York City, under the tutelage of my father, also a surgeon who spent many years treating cancer. I completed a two-year fellowship in complex surgical oncology at Fox Chase, working closely with various multidisciplinary teams in caring for patients with colorectal, liver, pancreatic and stomach cancers, in addition to melanoma and sarcomas. Being trained by leaders in the field, I had the unique opportunity to hone my skills and expertise, and apply them to my own clinical practice.

I have extensive training in traditional open surgery, as well as laparoscopic and robotic techniques, allowing me to offer individualized care to patients. I have particular interests in the management of sarcomas and colorectal, melanoma and pancreatic cancers. The implementation of minimally-invasive surgical techniques to the management of colorectal cancer is routinely offered at Fox Chase, and similar techniques are used to address pancreatic diseases. I also have a keen interest in the use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), following cytoreductive surgery for cancer of the peritoneum, including appendix cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma and pseudomyxoma peritonei. In addition to this, there is a necessity to understand the benefit of, and perform further research, incorporating HIPEC in patients with colorectal and gastric cancers, which our team will explore further.

The benefit of an NCI-designated cancer center is that we are able to offer many innovative strategies in treating all types of cancers. Whether through a national clinical trial or particular surgical technique, we optimize patient care to the individual. I believe the physician-patient relationship is one of the foundations to building a plan to treat cancer, and I offer guidance through each stage of treatment. Medicine has always been a family-oriented field for me; with my father being a surgeon, and mother an anesthesiologist, I take great pride in offering compassion and honesty in formulating individualized treatment plans for every patient and his or her family.

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Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Surgical Oncology Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

Certifications

  • Complex Surgical Oncology, 2014
  • American Board of Surgery, 2012
  • Board Certified in Complex Surgical Oncology

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Clinical Robotics Surgical Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Pancreas Club
  • American Cancer Society- Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter

Honors & Awards

  • The John (Drew) Ridge Fellowship Award in Surgical Oncology, 2014
  • Resident Teaching Award, Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine,2011
  • Resident Teaching Award, St. Vincent's Medical Center, New York Medical College, 2010
  • Harriet Gold Foundation, Scholar in Humanism Award, New York Medical College, 2010
  • Academic Achievement in Molecular Cell Biology, St. Vincent's Medical Center, New York, NY, 2009
  • Pi Kappa Alpha, Honors Society, 2002-2003
  • University of Connecticut Dean's List, 2002-2003
Patient Stories

Daryl Lloyd

Colorectal Cancer

Daryl Lloyd

Colorectal Cancer

Working for the Willingboro School District in New Jersey and the Colonial School District in Delaware, as an educator for over 25 years, I know the value of good health insurance. I never took for granted the benefits provided to me by the state, and that meant making sure I routinely got a colonoscopy. They aren’t fun, but they might save your life – they saved mine.

Valerie Sherwood

Melanoma

Valerie Sherwood

Melanoma

I grew up in beautiful, sun-soaked Bermuda, and while I loved island life, it meant my skin was exposed to a lot of UV radiation at a time when we didn’t know how important it was to protect our skin. In my 20s I was more careful, but it wasn’t enough. In the summer of 2017, at age 58, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma.

Brenda Montgomery

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Brenda Montgomery

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

When you lose a child, you not only experience emotional and spiritual pain, but physical pain. A few months after the loss of my son in June 2016, I began occasionally experiencing physical symptoms like chest spasms, which I assumed where due to the pain of my grief. My primary care physician, however, suggested the pain in my chest might have a different cause. In March 2017 she ordered an ultrasound to check for gallstones or an ulcer or cyst. By the time I got home that evening she had called and said she wanted me to have a CT scan.  

Harry Davidson

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Harry Davidson

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

I am no stranger to hard work. Serving in the Korean War, working for 23 years at Scott Paper, and starting my own business doing home improvements after retirement, I understand the importance of discipline and work ethic. Now at 89 years old, I still keep busy helping friends and neighbors with home projects. So when I got the call that I had gallbladder cancer, I did what I always do. I worked hard toward one goal, to beat this disease.

Fritz Struckmann

GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor)

Fritz Struckmann

GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor)

My local oncologist diagnosed me with appendiceal cancer. He said Fox Chase Cancer Center would be a great place to be treated, and we are thankful he sent us there.

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Research Profile

Research Interests

My research interest for colorectal malignancies focuses on the use of national cancer databases to assess the accuracy of clinical staging, to see if this has improved over time, and to observe reporting standards between academic institutions versus other centers. As treatment of colorectal cancers involve multimodality planning, accurate clinical staging proves to be the foundation on how best to deliver care.

I also have a strong research interest in the vascular resectability staging of pancreatic cancer. Currently under review is our preoperative venous and arterial staging for borderline resectable pancreatic cancers and whether we are able to predict from preoperative imaging the likelihood of clear margin achievement and prognosis. As treatment of borderline resectable pancreatic cancer continues to evolve, accurate preoperative vascular resectability staging is imperative to assess and guide multimodality therapy.

Publications

Selected Publications

Moten AS, Movva S, von Mehren M, Wu H, Esnaola NF, Reddy SS, Farma JM. Granular cell tumor experience at a comprehensive cancer center. J Surg Res, 226:1-7, 2018. PubMed

Barnica VH, Reddy SS, Wu H, Fang Z, Olszanski A, Farma JM. High Mitotic Rates in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. (Manuscript pending publication).

Reddy SS, Cooper HS, Ruth K, Chun YS, Watson JC, Hoffman JP. The Role of Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy in Pancreatobiliary versus Intestinal Subtypes of Ampullary Cancers. Gastroenterology. Volume 144(5). 1107-1108. (Manuscript pending publication).

Reddy SS, Boukovalas S, Barnica V, Fang Z, Wu H, Farma JM. The Presence of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes and their Role as a Prognostic Indicator for Melanoma. (Manuscript pending publication).

Reddy SS, Hoffman JP. Letter to the Editor Referencing, Kelly et al, Vein Involvement during Pancreaticoduodenectomy: is there a need for Redefinition of “Borderline Resectable Disease?” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. February 2014.

Reddy SS, Leitman IM. Blood Transfusions in the Surgical Patient: A Gift of Life, but at What Cost? J Surg Res. Volume 181 (2): 216-218. May 2013.

Reddy SS, Leitman IM. Pharmacotherapy for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: The Science Behind the Promise. J Surg Res. Volume 181(2): 222-224. May 2013.

Reddy SS, Bloom ND. En Bloc Resection of Extra-Peritoneal Soft Tissue Neoplasms Incorporating a Type III Internal Hemipelvectomy: a Novel Approach. World J Surg Oncol. Volume 10(222): 1-6. October 2012.

Wayne MG, Reddy SS, Pacholka J, Yuan S, Levi G. Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Spleen: Case Report. Journal of Solid Tumors. Volume 2(2): 43-46. April 2012.

Chander RK, Iskander M, Reddy SS, Kigongo S, Ingram M, Madlinger RV.  Laparoscopic Dissection of Para-Aortic Mass. Surgical Science. August 2011.

Martins PN, Reddy SS, Martins AB, Facciuto ME. Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma of the Liver: An Unusual Presentation of a Rare Tumor and Literature Review. Journal of Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. Volume 10: 443-5. August 2011.

Ratings

151 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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30 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    September 26, 2019
    I can't explain how wonderful my entire experience was, considering the circumstances.
  • 5.0
    September 20, 2019
    Great experience under the circumstances
  • 5.0
    September 16, 2019
    Dr. Reddy's always smiling and upbeat.
  • 5.0
    September 05, 2019
    He is very good but need to slow down a little bit!
  • 5.0
    September 05, 2019
    I would liked to have learned more, if it was possible, about the needed surgery [...]
  • 5.0
    August 29, 2019
    Dr. Reddy is a very skilled surgeon. His technical skill is only surpassed by his ability to empathize and show genuine concern for me as a patient. This level of attentiveness has also been extended to my family. He has always made himself accessible to answer any questions, or address any concerns.
  • 5.0
    August 21, 2019
    couldn't have been treated better
  • 5.0
    August 18, 2019
    Dr. Reddy is outstanding!
  • 5.0
    August 08, 2019
    good
  • 5.0
    July 25, 2019
    all wonderful. !!!!
  • 5.0
    July 24, 2019
    first time I saw Dr Reddy. liked him
  • 5.0
    July 08, 2019
    Very thorough, good.
  • 5.0
    June 24, 2019
    Everyone from registration, to testing to doctor were exceptional.
  • 5.0
    June 18, 2019
    Dr. Reddy is friendly, professional, great follow through, extremely competent & caring.
  • No Star Ratings Available June 16, 2019
    Everything was fine.
  • 5.0
    June 12, 2019
    Dr Reddy is a great doctor and very grateful to have him as part of my health care team
  • 5.0
    May 14, 2019
    care was excellent, couldn't have been better
  • 5.0
    May 14, 2019
    Dr. Reddy is an outstanding doctor. Thoroughly worked with me and saved me from surgery. I highly recommend him and the team at fox chase and will always trust his guidance. If you think you need a second opinion. Call this hospital and for my illness, Dr. Reddy is an outstanding choice.
  • 5.0
    April 15, 2019
    [...] I was assigned Dr. Reddy and was very impressed! He was very kind, concerned and knowledgeable.
  • 5.0
    April 11, 2019
    Both Dr. Reddy and Dr. [...] and their staff work with my other healthcare providers and are all extremely caring and knowledgeable of my situation.
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