Steven G. Fukuchi, MD
Dr. Steven Fukuchi is a highly regarded general and robotic surgeon with a focus on colorectal and oncologic surgery. Dr. Fukuchi has been in clinical practice since 2002, and has been with Surgical Specialists since 2005. Dr. Fukuchi continually adds to the breadth of his surgical expertise. He was the first general surgeon at Chester County Hospital to be certified for robotic-assisted surgery. He currently performs approximately a quarter of his cases this way, when best for the patient. He is skilled at a wide variety of surgical procedures including colon and rectal resection, oncologic surgery, gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, as well as complex multi-specialty operations. He has been performing robotic-assisted surgery for the past three years at Chester County Hospital, and has extensive experience with multi-port and single-incision colon resection, oncologic surgery, gallbladder removal, stomach procedures, and splenectomy.
Dr. Fukuchi received his undergraduate degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. His residency training took place in Philadelphia at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann Hospital and Temple University Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and in 2016 was named Top Surgeon of the Main Line after many years of being named as one of the best surgeons of the Main Line (2005 to present).
In addition to being known for his patient care, Dr. Fukuchi is recognized as a leader at Chester County Hospital: previously serving as Chair, Department of Surgery; Chair, Robotics Committee; and member of the Medical Executive Committee. Currently he serves as a Board Member of the Penn Medicine/Chester County Hospital and was elected Chief of the Medical Staff for 2015-2017.
Most important to Dr. Fukuchi is patient care. He believes that each patient is an individual, and that each operation is unique to that patient. He appreciates the prospect of needing an operation can be a stressful time for the patient, and communicates clearly and candidly. One important piece of information that patients should consider when selecting a surgeon is case volume. On average, Dr. Fukuchi performs more than 85 small bowel and colorectal resections, 125 gallbladder procedures, and 70 robotic cases annually.
When not caring for patients, Dr. Fukuchi enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura (an internist and founder of Real Talk with Dr. Offutt, a multimedia, teen health resource), his two children, and his dog, Kody.
B. A. Williamette University, Salem, Oregon – 1987
M. D. Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois – 1994
Post Graduate Training
General Surgery Residency:
General Surgery Resident, Chief Resident
Research Fellow, Gastrointestinal Surgery
Temple University Hospital – 1999-2002
General Surgery Resident and Research Fellow
MCP – Hahnemann University – 1994-1999
Attending Surgeon: The Chester County Hospital
Attending Surgeon: Crozer- Chester Medical Center – 2002 – 2005
Attending Surgeon: Riddle Memorial Hospital – 2002-2005
Attending Surgeon: Taylor Hospital – 2002-2005
Frequently Performed Procedures
Appendectomy/Appendix removal, Gall bladder, Colon and Rectal, Hernia, Gastrointestinal surgery, Hemorrhoid removal, Laparoscopic, Robotic/Robot-Assisted surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery, and other procedures.