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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

Associate Program Director, Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Co-Director, Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute

Collaborating Member, Molecular Therapeutics

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

Janet Blair

Breast Cancer

Janet Blair

Breast Cancer

I was 62 years old in January 2014 when a routine mammogram detected a cluster of calcifications in my left breast. Further testing showed that I had stage 3 breast cancer. I was scared and knew I needed to make some decisions.

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.

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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

226 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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39 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    June 23, 2022
    Dr. Sanjay Reddy is the best! Cannot say enough good things about him. He is caring, thoughtful and professional. He has taken wonderful care of me and put me at ease since the first day I met him over 5 years ago. I would not hesitate for an instant to recommend him to a family member or friend. He has been a God-send!
  • 5.0
    June 14, 2022
    All experiences as a new patient were good.
  • 5.0
    June 11, 2022
    Dr Reddy is the best, highly recommended
  • No Star Ratings Available June 01, 2022
    Dr. Reddy is honest, up front and amazingly supportive.
  • 5.0
    May 13, 2022
    All was well
  • 5.0
    May 09, 2022
    Doctor Reddy in my opinion is an excellent surgeon and more importantly and excellent person I am blessed and so lucky to have him as my doctor thank you for him
  • 4.0
    May 02, 2022
    Sometimes I wish I was allowed more time. Sometimes feel rushed.
  • 5.0
    April 24, 2022
    Dr. Reddy is a rock star!
  • 5.0
    April 12, 2022
    Dr Reddy listens to me.
  • 5.0
    April 03, 2022
    I cannot say enough good words about Dr. Reddy. He is an excellent physician with great bedside manners.
  • 5.0
    March 21, 2022
    Dr. Reddy & staff always courteous & professional he has a wonderful bed side manner.
  • 5.0
    March 21, 2022
    I am familiar with the excellent care provided at Fox Chase Cancer Center. My husband was a pt. for about 20 yrs. I knew I needed to be treated here.
  • 5.0
    March 08, 2022
    I think Dr. Reddy is an excellent doctor & an asset to Fox Chase.
  • 5.0
    February 23, 2022
    Dr. Sanjay Reddy is very professional, competent, & caring. I know I'm in good hands with my upcoming surgery.
  • 5.0
    February 17, 2022
    Dr Reddy and his team have exceeded my expectations with their compassion, communication skills, vast knowledge and empathy. I went to Fox Chase for a second opinion abd this was the best decision I ever made.
  • 5.0
    February 17, 2022
    I am very pleased with Dr. Reddy and his staff.They show concern and understanding of my care.
  • 5.0
    January 31, 2022
    Dr. Reddy explained everything to me in regular terms my son and I could understand and made me feel comfortable and well informed
  • 5.0
    January 24, 2022
    I and my family are very pleased with Dr. Sanjay Reddy, MD.
  • No Star Ratings Available January 04, 2022
    Dr Reddy does an outstanding job I appreciate his professionalism expertise and personal approach with his patients
  • 5.0
    December 08, 2021
    Dr. Reddy Is the best.
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