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Sacred Heart Press Release


Sacred Heart Welcomes Maneesh Ailawadi, M.D.


December 29, 2011

Abby Barlok

Publications Specialist



Sacred Heart Welcomes Maneesh Ailawadi, M.D.

Dr. Maneesh Ailawadi is a surgeon trained specifically in minimally invasive general surgery.  He has a special interest in surgical oncology and thoracic surgery and has performed cases in each of these specialty areas.  Maneesh Ailawadi, M.D., provides high-quality, compassionate medical care to all of his surgical patients.  We are happy to announce Dr. Ailawadi as part of our Sacred Heart surgical team.

About Dr. Maneesh Ailawadi 

After graduating with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Ailawadi attained his medical degree from Chicago Medical School in 1997.  After medical school, he completed general surgery training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. At Mount Sinai he was Chief Administrative Resident. He pursued additional training at Vanderbilt University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Following his training he sought additional postgraduate training in minimally invasive general surgery at the DaVinci Robotic Surgical System Training in Hackensack, NJ. These programs prepared Dr. Ailawadi to provide comprehensive minimally invasive surgical care for some of the most complex surgical problems.  Dr. Ailawadi has published many articles regarding his expertise and has been a national lecturer in his field.  Dr. Ailawadi is one of only a few surgeons in the Lehigh Valley who is a member of the prestigious Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Ailawadi also personally offers a surgical concierge service, the first in the Lehigh Valley.  This is a free service for all patients.  It allows the patient to receive an appointment after 24 hours of scheduling a visit.  Additionally, this service provides home visits from Dr. Ailawadi or a member of his team when post surgical issues arise.

About Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital is a 233-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, Pa. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from acute rehabilitation to bariatric services to adult psychiatric services. A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Sacred Heart Hospital earned Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission as well as the Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program. Additional information is available at www.shh.org.

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