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Patients call:1-800-275-6401


This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Thoracic Surg Hospital For Advanced Medicine Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Thoracic Surgery Gray's Woods State College
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Thoracic Surgery Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln
Lewistown, PA 17044

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

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Facktor, Matthew Alan, MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on Matthew Alan Facktor, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Director, Thoracic Surgery, GMC
Director, Lung Cancer Clinic
Chair, Cancer Committee
Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 99 ratings
22 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Thoracic Surgery, Board Certified, 2004
  • Surgery, Board Certified, 2002

Education:

  • Wayne State U., School of Medicine 1996

Residency:

  • Rush - Presbyterian - St. Lukes Medical Center 2001

Fellowship:

  • George Washington University Hospital 2003
    Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests:

Lung cancer
Lung cancer screening
Lung nodules
Mediastinal lymphadenopathy
Pleural effusions
Esophageal cancer
Esophageal diverticulum
Dysphagia
Mediastinal tumors
Chest wall tumors
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery

VATS (video assisted) thoracic surgery

Robotic thoracic surgery
General thoracic surgery

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Surgeons - Fellow
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
  • Commission on Cancer (American College of Surgeons)
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.8 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.9 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.8 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.9 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.9 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.8 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.9 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.9 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Jan 9
Surely would.
Dec 5, 2016
This was only a consultation visit.
Nov 14, 2016
DR. Facktor is a great Dr. his ability to make a patient understand what is going to happen is great, in my first meeting with him he made my wife and I both have complete faith in him.
Nov 7, 2016
Dr. Facktor could see in my face I was scared to death. He put me at ease. I have all the faith in the world on him - Good dr.
Sep 1, 2016
Dr. Facktor is the nicest surgeon I have ever dealt with, you could tell he really cared.
Aug 25, 2016
Main complaint was headaches that brought me into hospital and no effort yet to find out what is causing migraines after removing appendix and doing biopsies.
Aug 16, 2016
dr Facktor is a great physician. like him very much
Aug 16, 2016
Dr. Facktor is awesome! Very informative, knows how to talk to people, funny, positive. Enjoyable appt.
Aug 15, 2016
Everyone was great. We are so pleased with the care my husband had.
Jul 28, 2016
Absolutely - He was wonderful.#7. Wonderful.
Jul 19, 2016
Dr. Facktor talks to me like a person. He is very good at what he does.
Jul 18, 2016
Definitely would recommend Dr. Facktor to friends and family.
Jul 7, 2016
My daughter and I were impressed with the time Dr. Facktor spent explaining the pros and cons at treatment for my condition. I trust him!
June 21, 2016
Dr. Facktor is one of the most pleasant, helpful and thoughtful physicians I have ever met! I appreciated his answering all my questions, and offering any suggestions for my continued well being. It was a positive experience!
June 13, 2016
Dr. Factor is the kindest, most caring doctor we ever had. Anytime we have a problem he's always there for us.
June 13, 2016
A friend of mine also saw Dr. Facktor a few years ago and was extremely impressed by his professionalism. I found that out for myself.
May 23, 2016
Dr. Factor did not seem rushed explained all possibilities and options for the knowledge we had at that point. He even made drawings to further explain some things.
May 16, 2016
Dr. Facktor is a gem. I'm glad he is my provider.
May 9, 2016
Again, this was only a follow-up and because of your wonderful electronic system I knew before the results of the CAT scan. Most of these questions don't apply.
Apr 25, 2016
Good. #8. 1 hr.
Apr 19, 2016
Dr. Facktor is the best.
March 7, 2016
I now know more about what will be happening to me and feel more confident about success.