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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

Donnamarie Gadaleta

Melanoma

Donnamarie Gadaleta

Melanoma

I decided to seek medical care at Fox Chase Cancer Center in early 2015 when a biopsy of an irregular mole on my left thigh detected the presence of melanoma.

Lynn Tucker

Neuroendocrine Tumors

Lynn Tucker

Neuroendocrine Tumors

When something feels wrong, speak up. For Lynn Tucker, that sentiment is more than empowering, it’s life changing.

Five years ago Lynn began to experience stomach pain so severe that at times it left her housebound and unable to move. For years, she went from doctor to doctor, received countless tests, and was repeatedly misdiagnosed.

“I was told I had a hernia, Crohn’s Disease, and several other conditions,” Lynn said. “Finally, I just accepted the pain as something I would have to live with. I didn’t think I would ever feel well.”

James Myrtetus

Colorectal Cancer

James Myrtetus

Colorectal Cancer

I had already been experiencing intermittent blood in my stool for about six months when I raised my concerns with my primary care doctor. She referred me to a gastrointestinal specialist who ordered a colonoscopy at a community hospital near my home in Bucks County. That colonoscopy at age 50 likely saved my life.

Leigh Raymer

Melanoma

Leigh Raymer

Melanoma

Leigh Raymer was 32 years old and pregnant with her son when she learned from her dermatologist she had malignant melanoma on her leg, shortly after she had surgery to remove a spot on her face that was basal cell carcinoma. She chose to seek treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she underwent surgery to remove the melanoma, followed by reconstructive surgery. On her 33rd birthday Leigh learned she was cancer free. "The whole team at Fox Chase is amazing," she said. "I was blessed to have Dr. Reddy as my surgeon. He went above and beyond in every circumstance. He made sure I could keep breastfeeding through everything, which was huge to me."

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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

115 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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19 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 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.
  • 5.0
    April 08, 2019
    Dr. Reddy is a gifted and compassionate surgeon. I thank God every day for Fox Chase Cancer Center.
  • 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.
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