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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-Chair, 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

Amanda Racan

Melanoma

Amanda Racan

Melanoma

Only weeks after discovering the mole I had my first surgery, which was the removal of the residual melanoma from my left thigh. My second surgery was a sentinel lymph node biopsy, which would tell us whether the cancer had spread. 

Darryl Hall

Colorectal Cancer

Darryl Hall

Colorectal Cancer

When Darryl Hall was diagnosed with colon cancer, he was referred to a surgeon at a local hospital. After two colonoscopies and exploratory surgery, Darryl still felt he had no solid answers regarding his condition. He decided to seek a second opinion from a specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Darryl had a completely different experience at Fox Chase, where he underwent surgery and chemotherapy. "I encourage other people like me to get a second opinion if they are not happy with their current treatment plan," he said. "Both my wife and I received the best of care at Fox Chase. We are grateful to our doctors, and we recommend Fox Chase to anyone needing cancer care. Today we are both doing well and can enjoy the time we spend together and with our five grandchildren."

Carol Stahl

Pancreatic Cancer

Carol Stahl

Pancreatic Cancer

I started feeling stomach pain during the Christmas season of 2014, but I felt sure it was related to heartburn. By New Year’s, however, I had developed changes in my urine and bowel movements. When I started researching my symptoms online, I saw that pancreatic cancer matched my symptoms. I quickly scheduled an appointment with my primary care doctor, who had previously scheduled blood work for me.

Victoria Mirarchi

Sarcoma

Victoria Mirarchi

Sarcoma

At 81 years old, Victoria Mirarchi was still active and healthy before undergoing surgery at a local hospital to remove a large mass from her abdominal area. The mass was diagnosed as liposarcoma, an aggressive tumor. When the tumor returned twice, Victoria decided to seek a second opinion from the specialists at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Following the surgery at Fox Chase, Victoria is happy to report that the cancer has not returned. She said, "I am so happy everything went well, and I still go back to Fox Chase every few months to see Dr. Reddy. I wish nothing but the best for all the surgeons there, and keep them in my prayers daily."

Lauren Ricottone

Colorectal Cancer

Lauren Ricottone

Colorectal Cancer

​As a nurse, I thought I had a good handle on my health. But in 2015, I went for a colonoscopy because I’d been experiencing rectal bleeding, and instead of a diagnosis I got the surprise of a lifetime.

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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

107 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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14 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    March 28, 2019
    Dr. Reddy and his staff are exceptional. Dr. Reddy made me comfortable with a long difficult surgery. he is the best!!
  • 5.0
    March 19, 2019
    Dr. Reddy is the best! He is always ready to listen and take care of me.
  • 5.0
    March 18, 2019
    Dr. Reddy is amazing in that he is aware of my history in each discussion of my health.
  • 3.5
    March 16, 2019
    the Dr didn't follow up with me about my Test Results!!!
  • 5.0
    March 14, 2019
    Dr. Sanjay Reddy is the best in surgery and care the patient. His staff also very good for followup and care.The nursing staff is also good for care the patient. God bless.
  • 5.0
    March 12, 2019
    everyone at Fox Chase was amazing from start to finish. Dr Reddy made me feel comfortable in a scary situation and had great bed side manner with my parents who were also very nervous on the day of surgery. everything was explained and really just a great experience considering a terribly awful situation to be in at 29. thank you Dr Reddy and everyone at Fox Chase!
  • 5.0
    February 24, 2019
    Dr. Reddy is the best. Also, all his fellow, nurse & staff is nice [...].
  • 5.0
    February 18, 2019
    After seeing the provider, I feel 100% better about my prognosis. I feel I came to the best place possible to treat my cancer. If I don't survive, I will at least have the best professionals helping me.
  • 5.0
    January 28, 2019
    I would recommend Dr. Reddy's office & Fox Chase to anyone. So friendly & kind & always has time for patients.
  • 5.0
    September 27, 2018
    Dr. Reddy feels genuinely concerned about you and instills a sense of positivity.
  • 5.0
    September 13, 2018
    Dr Reddy was a pleasure to talk too.. took his time to explain the process in a easy way to understand
  • 5.0
    September 11, 2018
    I can't even begin to explain how grateful I am of this man, who saved my life! He is, hands down, the BEST physician ever!! My family & I absolutely love him!!
  • 5.0
    August 23, 2018
    From the first day I walked through Fox Chase, and received my initial consult with Doctor Sanjay Reddy, I have shared with every, and anyone that they or their loves ones maybe having challenges with Caner, I have referred to Fox Chase Cancer Treatment Center, along with Dr. Reddy, for the remarkable medical and care and treatments.
  • 5.0
    July 19, 2018
    Dr. Reddy & all staff exceptional with patient & family.
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