Dr. Elizabeth A. Bender MD Surgeon

Dr. Elizabeth Bender is a surgeon in Akron, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System. She received her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and has been in practice for 23 years. Dr. Bender accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 23 doctors at Akron General Medical Center and one of 32 at Summa Health System who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Mercy Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1991–1996

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Class of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 17 years in Surgery

OH State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Left-sided gallbladder (sinistroposition) with duplication of the common bile duct.
Bender, E.A., Springhetti, S., Shemisa, K., Wittenauer, J.

Extraintestinal heterotopic gastric tissue simulating acute appendicitis.
Bender, E., Schmidt, S. P.

Image of the month--quiz case.
Kumar, R., Bender, E.A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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