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Cary Aarons, MD

Cary Aarons, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Aarons is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Abscess
  • anal anastomosis - J pouch
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • anal surgery
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • appendectomy
  • appendectomy - laparoscopic
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • colectomy
  • Colitis
  • colon biopsy
  • Colon Cancer
  • colon cancer - laparoscopy
  • colon polyps - laparoscopy
  • colon surgery
  • colon surgery - laparoscopic
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • colostomy - laparoscopic
  • condyloma
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Crohn's disease - laparoscopy
  • cutaneous fistula
  • Diverticulitis
  • diverticulitis - laparoscopy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • hemorrhoid banding
  • hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • hidradenitis
  • inflammatory bowel disease - surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • intestinal diseases
  • intestinal surgery - laparoscopic
  • J pouch
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • parastomal hernia evaluation and repair
  • pilonidal cyst surgery
  • Polyps
  • rectal biopsy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Fistula
  • rectal surgery
  • rectal surgery - laparoscopic
  • rectovaginal fistula
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • sphincter saving surgery
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • ulcerative colitis
  • Ventral Hernia Repair

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Howard University
Residency: Boston Medical Center (Formerly Boston City Hospital)
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gamma Chapter, Washington, DC, Local American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, National ASCRS CREST Committee, National Pennsylvania Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Local Society for Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Aarons is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Lee K, Aarons CB.: The colon, rectum and anus. The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guide, 4th Edition. : 2015 (In press).

Aarons, CB.: The use of biologics in anal fistulas. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 25 (4): 206-209,2014.

Aarons Cary B, Shanmugan Skandan, Bleier Joshua I S: Management of malignant colon polyps: current status and controversies. World journal of gastroenterology : WJG 20 (43): 16178-83,2014.

Chinese Clinical Oncology: Current surgical considerations for colorectal cancer. [Review] Aarons CB, Mahmoud NN. : 2013 (In press).

Bleier J, Aarons CB.: Fluid Resuscitation in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 26 (3): 197-202,2013.

Bleier Joshua I S, Aarons Cary B: Perioperative fluid restriction. Clinics in colon and rectal surgery 26 (3): 197-202,2013.

Aarons CB.: Laparoscopy surgery for Crohn’s Disease: A review. [Review] Clinics in Colon & Rectal Surgery 26 (2): 122-720,2013.

Aarons Cary B, Mahmoud Najjia N: Current surgical considerations for colorectal cancer. Chinese clinical oncology 2 (2): 14,2013.

Prushik S G, Stucchi A F, Matteotti R, Aarons C B, Reed K L, Gower A C, Becker J M: Open adhesiolysis is more effective in reducing adhesion reformation than laparoscopic adhesiolysis in an experimental model. The British journal of surgery 97 (3): 420-7,2010.

Aarons CB, Stucchi AF, Becker JM.: Biliary dyskinesia: Functional gallbladder and sphincter of Oddi disorders. Bland KI, Sarr MG, Buchler MW, Csendes A, Garden OJ, Wong J. : 1079-1092,2008.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 4 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2078
Fax: (215) 615-0471
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)