Richard C. Boorse, MD

Chief, Division of General Surgery

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

General Surgery
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
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Dr. Boorse's Locations

less than  km

Conditions Dr. Boorse Treats

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About Dr. Boorse

Philosophy of care

My philosophy is to treat patients as I would want to be treated.

Why I entered medicine

I had a strong interest in science as a child and always knew I wanted to be a surgeon.

Personal interests

I am a triathlete, marathon runner and competitive cyclist.


Albright College, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1981

Medical Training
Temple University School Of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1985


Residency 1986
General Surgery, Allentown Affiliated Hospitals, Allentown, PA

Residency 1987
General Surgery, Allentown Affiliated Hospitals, Allentown, PA

Residency 1988
General Surgery, Allentown Affiliated Hospitals, Allentown, PA

Residency 1989
General Surgery, HealthEast Teaching Hospitals, Allentown, PA

Residency 1990
General Surgery, HealthEast Teaching Hospitals, Allentown, PA


American Board of Surgery - Surgery

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