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Matthew Souder, MD

Matthew Souder, MD

Accepting New Patients

General Surgery

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

WellSpan Surgical Specialists
804 Grandview Dr., Suite 2
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 466-2500
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

Growing up, I knew I wanted to help people. I was always intrigued with the minor office procedures that I was able to watch my family doctor perform. After graduating from high school, I attended a surgical technology program. I worked as a first assistant in the operating room. Although I enjoyed my work, I wanted more. I decided to go back to college to earn my bachelor's degree and then go to medical school. Knowing all along, I wanted to become a surgeon.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I grew up in north central Pennsylvania. I graduated from Penn Tech with a certificate in surgical technology. I worked as a first assist in the operating room for four years before going back and earning my bachelor's degree at Penn State. After finishing my residency, I was employed in Williamsport, PA for three years before moving to Lancaster County.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I help my wife raise our four children. I also enjoy hunting and fishing.

Clinical Interests

  • Colonoscopy
  • Hernia Repair Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Skin Lesion evaluation and excision
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Cysts/Boils (Not on Face)
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Lumps & Bumps (Not on Face)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery | General Surgery

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: St George's University School of Medicine
  • Residency Program: Pinnacle Health Hospitals/System

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tower Health PPO
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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