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Dr. David Blumberg is a Board Certified General and Colorectal Surgeon. Dr. Blumberg is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He has been recognized by his peers for clinical excellence as a full time faculty member in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) since 1999. He maintains a teaching appointment at UPMC.

Dr. Blumberg graduated from Downstate Medical School in NY and completed his surgical residency in their affiliated programs. Following surgical residency, Dr. Blumberg was a fellow in Surgical Oncology at the world renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhatten and a fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the prestigious Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.

Dr. Blumberg is a recognized national leader in the area of colorectal cancer. He is the author of over 40 articles and has lectured at multiple national meetings. His clinical expertise is in the areas of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns & Colitis), diverticulitis and laparoscopic colon surgery. Dr. Blumberg has been performing laparoscopic colon operations since 2000 and has a proven track record of expertise in this highly specialized field. In the past 2 years, he has been interviewed by KDKA and WPIX televisions for his expertise in laparoscopic surgery for polyps and colon cancer. Dr. Blumberg is a frequent visiting lecturer for physicians and surgeons interested in his pioneering work in laparoscopic colon surgery and his video-taped lecture is available to doctors for CME credit.

If you are a physician you may contact Dr. Blumberg by calling our office directly (412-682-3333) or by e-mailing him at DoctorB@bandaidsurgery.com

Selected Highlights/Publications

Raftopoulos I, Courcoulas AP, Blumberg D. Should completely intracorporeal anastomosis be considered in obese patients who undergo laparoscopic colectomy for benign or malignant disease of the colon? Surgery. 2006; 140, 675-83.

Blumberg D. Is operative conversion necessary for patients diagnosed with dense adhesions during an elective laparoscopic colectomy? Surg Innov. 2008; 15(3):213-8.

Blumberg D. Laparoscopic Colectomy Performed Using a Completely Intracorporeal Technique is Associated with Similar Outcome in Obese and Thin Patients. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tec, in press, Feb 2009.

Blumberg D. Laparoscopic Colon Resection of Benign Polyps: High Grade Dysplasia on Endoscopic Biopsy and Polyp Location Predict Risk of Cancer. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tec, in press 2009.

Meet the Professors: David Blumberg, M.D. and Heidi Nelson, M.D. Management of locally recurrent rectal cancer, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 2003.

Blumberg D, Paty PB, Picon AI, Guillem JG, Klimstra DS, Minsky BD, Quan SH, Cohen AM. Stage I Rectal Cancer: Identification of High Risk Patients. J Am Coll Surg, 186: 574-80, 1998.

Blumberg D and Ramanathan RK. Treatment of Colon and Rectal Cancer. J Clin Gastroenterol, 2002; 34: 15-26.

Blumberg D and Beck DE. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis. Gastroenterol Clin N Am. 2002; 31: 219-35.

Paty PB, Nash GM, Baron P, Zakowski M, Minsky BD, Blumberg D, Nathanson DR, Guillem JG, Enker WE, Cohen AM, Wong WD. Long-term Results of Local Excision for Rectal Cancer. Ann Surg 2002; 236: 522-30.

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