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Laurel J. Blair, MD

Dr. Laurel J. Blair, MD

Dr. Laurel J. Blair graduated cum laude with a double major in Chemistry and Spanish Literature from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA and then went on to complete her general surgery residency at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA.

Following residency Dr. Blair furthered her education by pursuing a competitive minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC where she furthered her skills in abdominal wall reconstruction and advanced laparoscopy with a research emphasis on patient satisfaction and quality of life following surgery. She has presented her research both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Blair is board certified in general surgery and studied advanced herniorrhaphy techniques at the Carolinas Hernia Center in addition to advanced laparoscopy. Prior to medical school, Dr. Blair studied abroad in Spain and became fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Blair is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Americas Hernia Society

Recent Publications:

Blair LJ, Ross SW, Huntington CR, Watkins JD, Prasad T, Lincourt AE, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT. Computed tomographic measurements predict component separation in ventral hernia repair. J Surg Res. 2015 PMID: 26169031

Huntington CR, Wormer BA, Cox TC, Blair LJ, Lincourt AE, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT. Local anesthesia in open inguinal hernia repair improves postoperative quality of life compared to general anesthesia: a prospective, international study. Am Surg. 2015;81(7):704-9. PMID: 26140891

Blair LJ, Cox TC, Huntington CR, Ross SW, Kneisl JS, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT. Bone anchor fixation in abdominal wall reconstruction: a useful adjunct in suprapubic and para-iliac hernia repair. Am Surg. 2015;81(7):693-7. PMID: 26140889

Huntington CR, Cox TC, Blair LJ, Prasad T, Lincourt AE, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. Nationwide variation in outcomes and cost of laparoscopic procedures. Surg Endosc. 2015 PMID: 26139490

Our Doctors

» Dr. Peter A. Caravella
» Dr. Eddy H. Luh
» Dr. Anne O'Neill
» Dr. Yogesh K. Patel
» Dr. Damon T. Schroer
» Dr. Laurel J. Blair
» Dr. M. Ferra Lin-Duffy
» Dr. Charles B. Kim


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