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David S. Wernsing, MD, FACS Surgeon

Director, Bariatric Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Wernsing is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
  • Gastroenterology
    • Gastrointestinal Surgery Consultation
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2002

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Tumors
  • adrenalectomy - minimally invasive
  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • appendectomy
  • bariatric surgery
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • biliary stenosis
  • biliary surgery
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • bowel adhesions - minimally invasive treatment
  • Cancer Surgery
  • chest wall resection
  • cholecystectomy - minimally invasive
  • colectomy
  • Colon Cancer
  • colon resection - minimally invasive
  • colon surgery
  • colon surgery - laparoscopic
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • colostomy - laparoscopic
  • critical care medicine
  • Diverticulitis
  • duodenal ulcer
  • endocrine surgery
  • Endocrine Tumors
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • esophageal strictures
  • feeding tubes
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • gallbladder motility
  • Gallstones
  • gastrectomy
  • gastric bypass - laparoscopic
  • gastric bypass surgery
  • gastric bypass surgery - minimally invasive
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Tumor
  • Heller myotomy - minimally invasive
  • hepatic resection
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • hernia surgery
  • hernia surgery - incisional laparoscopic
  • hernia surgery - inguinal laparoscopic
  • hernia surgery - laparoscopic
  • inflammatory bowel disease - surgery
  • inguinal hernia surgery - minimally invasive
  • intestinal surgery - laparoscopic
  • lap band surgery
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • laparoscopic diagnosis - minimally invasive
  • laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • laparotomy staging - minimally invasive
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • liver resection - minimally invasive
  • Liver Tumors
  • lobectomy
  • muscle biopsy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nissen fundoplication - minimally invasive
  • Obesity
  • pancreas biopsy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paragangliomas
  • PEG placement
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Pheocromocytoma
  • rectal surgery
  • rectal surgery - laparoscopic
  • removal of skin growths
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • skin lesion removal
  • small bowel resection - minimally invasive
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • soft tissue biopsy
  • soft tissue infection
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • soft tissue tumor
  • splenectomy - minimally invasive
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • thoracic surgery (non-cardiac)
  • thoracoscopy
  • thoracotomy
  • ventral hernia surgery - minimally invasive
  • vertical banded gastroplasty
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Practice Locations and Appointments

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: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wernsing 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.

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