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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

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Attending Surgeon

Assistant Program Director, Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Co-Director, Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute

Collaborating Member, Molecular Therapeutics

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

NCCN, Hepatobiliary Cancers Panel Member

Treatment Focus

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

Research Program

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

  • Top Physicians Under 40 2020, Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • 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

Helene Mullen

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Helene Mullen

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

When I started experiencing chronic and uncomfortable digestive issues over the course of two years, my primary care doctor prescribed heartburn medication, and I made changes in my diet. During that period, I often had an achy, acidy stomach, and I was taking Tums all the time. When the symptoms continued, my doctor referred me to a gastrointestinal specialist who conducted an endoscopy to examine my digestive tract in 2015.

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 Program

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

Tharmalingam S, Reddy S, Sharda P, Koch CA. Severe Hypocalcemia and transient hypoparathyroidism after hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Thieme Connect 2020;Aug 7

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

205 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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50 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • No Star Ratings Available August 30, 2020
    Dr. Reddy was honest and open concerning my issue.
  • 5.0
    August 22, 2020
    Always a positive experience meeting with Dr. Reddy.
  • 5.0
    July 26, 2020
    dr Reddy and Fox Chase have been wonderful!
  • 5.0
    July 10, 2020
    I was very pleased with Dr. Reddy on my first appointment!
  • 5.0
    July 06, 2020
    good experience
  • 5.0
    July 05, 2020
    THE BEST DOCTOR I HAVE.
  • 5.0
    July 01, 2020
    This visit was done virtually over the phone. Every thing went well. Dr Reddy is a genuinely very nice person and is concerned with his patients and their health. Could not have had a better doctor. Thank youasked for a better doctor
  • 4.5
    June 29, 2020
    Good.
  • 5.0
    June 23, 2020
    Dr. Reddy is an excellent doctor and surgeon.
  • 5.0
    June 21, 2020
    Dr. Reddy was extremely kind, caring and perfectly knowledgeable about my condition.
  • 5.0
    June 08, 2020
    Cancer surgery is very scary. Dr. Sanjay and his team made this a lot easier for me.
  • 5.0
    May 26, 2020
    Dr. Reddy is the best!
  • 5.0
    May 22, 2020
    excellent visit with Dr Reddy; excellent collaboration between Dr's at Fox Chase to develop treatment/surgery plans.
  • 5.0
    April 29, 2020
    Dr. Reddy is a great doctor!!
  • 5.0
    April 23, 2020
    Dr. Reddy as always was thoughtful, respectful and courteous through the duration of my visit.
  • 5.0
    April 23, 2020
    I did not have a physical visit with Dr. Reddy because of the coronavirus. He called me on the phone which I appreciated very much. He and his staff are always very pleasant and professional. I am very fortunate and happy to have had Dr. Reddy as my doctor these last four and a half years. [...]
  • 5.0
    April 08, 2020
    I have had appointments with doctor Reddy and Doctor [...]. Both of them have been great and they've shown a genuine concern for health.
  • 5.0
    March 30, 2020
    Always a positive experience with Dr. Reddy [...].
  • 5.0
    March 20, 2020
    Dr. Reddy's fellow had reviewed my record prior to my appointment. She was knowledgeable, interested. Dr. Reddy shows concern, interest, compassion. A superior doctor.
  • 5.0
    March 03, 2020
    When I'm at this hospital I always feel comfortable and the staff is really nice. Everyone there is so nice and friendly. This is one of the best hospitals I love to come to because they really show that they care about you and your health. Dr Reddy is a great doctor. He always takes his time to explain everything to me.
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