Robert C. Fried, MD

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Practice Philosophy

All surgery should only be performed after the patient and family have been appropriately educated as to all options, both surgical and non-surgical. Shared decision making can only happen after tests and examinations have been carefully reviewed and the results discussed with the patient. Furthermore, new surgical techniques should be used in the appropriate setting which requires the surgeon to attend and be aware of advanced techniques. Quality and safety are of utmost importance and should be available for patients to review. Most importantly, a patient would be treated with respect and dignity (as though they were a family member).

Practice Name
  • Surgical Specialists, P.C.
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Locations and Appointments

Paoli Hospital, MOB 3, Suite 332
255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
  • Phone: 610.647.3077
  • Fax: 610.993.0668
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation, Disability Access

Main Line Health Center in Collegeville
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
  • Phone: 610.647.3077
  • Fax: 610.993.0668
  • Accessibility: Disability Access

1569 Medical Drive
Suite 203
Pottstown, PA 19464
  • Phone: 610.647.3077
  • Fax: 610.993.0668
  • Accessibility: Disability Access

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About Robert C. Fried, MD

After completing Medical School at Washington University, I completed a seven year residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. This included two years of research in cancer and nutrition, a year fellowship in Surgical Oncology and a Chief Residency year.

I then joined the staff at Paoli Hospital and have since risen to the position of Chief of Surgery. I have held the office of Chief of the Medical Staff for Main Line Health, been President of the Medical Staff at Paoli Hospital, am currently the Directory of the Holloway Breast Center and have been the Vice President of Medical Affairs for a number of years.

These administrative appointments have contributed to my attention to detail and my significant interest in safety and outcomes of surgical procedures.

While at Paoli Hospital I was instrumental in initiating and advancing laparoscopic surgery beginning with the first laparoscopic gall bladder procedure in Chester County. This program has now grown and includes minimally invasive surgery of almost all organs.

Our practice has multiple offices in the area to try to make patient visits as convenient as possible.

We schedule patients efficiently to minimize their wait time and have an advanced electronic medical record system that allows us to spend face-to-face time with our patients rather than pay attention to a computer.

  • Gender: Male
  • Years of Experience: 32
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
General Surgery Board certified since 1988
Breast Surgery
Academic Titles
  • Instructor at University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Titles
  • Attending Physician
  • Chief of Surgery at Paoli Hospital


Medical school
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Current Membership & Activities
  • Fellow, American Cancer Society
  • Member, American Breast Society
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of General Surgeons

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