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James Ryan, MD

James Ryan, MD

Accepting New Patients

Bariatric Surgery
General Surgery

WellSpan Medical Group

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My Locations

Map Marker A WellSpan Bariatric Surgery
25 Monument Rd., Suite 105
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-7575
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Map Marker B WellSpan Bariatric Surgery
450 S. Washington St., Suite C
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 851-7575
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I have always enjoyed fixing things, which led me initially to a career in electrical and computer engineering. I was a volunteer firefighter and EMT during that, which led me back to medical school. I thought I wanted to do emergency medicine, but all the interesting cases that come into the emergent department got taken away by the surgeons. I also enjoyed the can-do attitude of surgeons.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I have six kids, three dogs, two turtles and, well, there are some wild bunnies in the back yard (if those count).

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

Enjoying my family and trying to keep up with my kids. I still find some time for video games (PC!) in the evenings. I used to enjoy rock climbing, soccer, fencing, soccer and hiking but never get the chance to do those anymore.

Clinical Interests

  • Flexible Endoscopy
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Band Removal
  • Lumps & Bumps (Not on Face)
  • Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery | General Surgery

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Residency Program: WellSpan York Hospital
  • Fellowship Program: Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Undergraduate Education: Duke University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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