Dr. Joel A Porter MD Surgeon

Dr. Joel Porter is a surgeon in Akron, Ohio and is affiliated with Summa Health System. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice for 33 years. Dr. Porter accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 29 doctors at Summa Health System who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Summa Health System

Education & Medical Training

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center
Residency, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1986 - 1987

Akron City Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1986

The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 4 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 3 years in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Inflammatory polyps: a cause of late bleeding in stapled hemorrhoidectomy.
Fondran, J.C., Porter, J.A., Slezak, F.A.

Arterial thromboembolic complications of inflammatory bowel disease.
Porter, J.A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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