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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Orthopaedics Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Orthopaedics Lewisburg
250 Reitz Blvd
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Orthopaedics Central Rd Bloomsburg
480 Central Rd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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  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.
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Overall Rating:
4.4 out of 5
1 157 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified, 2015
  • Orthopaedics


  • American University of Beirut Medical School 2005


  • Thomas Jefferson U. Hospital 2012


  • New England Baptist Hospital 2013
    Joint Replacement

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Ghanem specializes in treating adults with hip and/or knee pain. He uses the latest in total joint replacement procedures, including minimally invasive techniques for knee and anterior hip surgery, as well as complex hip and/or knee revision surgery, second opinions for knee and hip surgery, and treating arthritis of the hip and knee.

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
- 4.5 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.4 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.4 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.4 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.5 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.5 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.5 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.3 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.4 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.3 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 >
Apr 26
Dr. and PA have always been truthful with me and provided great advise in my recovery process
Apr 5
Would not have had a knee replacement if I didn't trust the Dr.
Feb 23
As a former OR nurse, I was very impressed by the doctor's and PA's explanation of the problem with my hip joint. They welcomed my questions and answered them thoroughly.
Feb 11
Provider did not even touch the knee involved, stated it would not need surgery, which I believe I already knew, asked me if I took any leave of work, then up and out of there. Not very personable at all.
Feb 9
He was the worst! It's doctors like him that make me full bad about myself. He barely even examined my knee. He didn't give me anything I didn't already know. What was the point of paying my co-pay to get no new information. Sadly, I got more information from your assistant then you were even willing to listen too.
Feb 9
Feb 2
I recommended this office to my family and friends and now are patients of this office.
Jan 4
Dr. Ghanem seemed concerned because he had me visit 3 times _____ had another surgeon check me out the last time. Appreciated that greatly.
Nov 9, 2015
medication discussion was not applicable
Oct 26, 2015
I appreciated this dr. and was happy with my whole surgical experience.
Sep 8, 2015
Doctor had blood work done and never let me know the results. He was referring me to another doctor for another opinion and never have heard if one was made for me
Sep 8, 2015
I think geisinger schedules to tight for their doctors
Aug 25, 2015
Provider was nice. Spoke a little fast and not all of the medical terms were understandable, but overall it was fine.
Jul 28, 2015
He was very curt - not unfriendly but not friendly either. He seemed very rushed & I waited a long time in the exam room for him, even though my appt. was at 7:40 a.m.
Jul 7, 2015
Very helpful understand my problem and concerns.
Jul 7, 2015
Accident occurred in Florida so this dr. did not do surgery - at times he seemed a bit indifferent - but - I didn't plan to have surgery in Florida -
June 30, 2015
Dr. *Ghanem is an outstanding surgeon who has gone out of his way to see me EVERY single time I've had to go to the clinic for post-op bleeding.
June 23, 2015
#4-7. TRY LIVING WITH CONSTANT pain to walk 1 step.
June 18, 2015
Visit was short but he did listen.
June 2, 2015
He spent all of 5 mins with me and didn't seem interested in hearing about my issues! He had a PA with him and did not intriduce her! He spent more time telling me what he could not to help me. Will not go back to him or recommend him to others!
June 1, 2015
This dr. has little in the way of social skills. I actually gave thought that he may carry a diagnosis of Asperger's. He would not discuss the possibility that my ongoing pain and lack of mobility (left knee) is due to the "gel shot" he gave me six months previously. I tried to explain I was in the ER twice and still have problems. He was pretty sure of himself that I probably fell and tore something. I told him I have not fallen and that the site of the injection is still rather swollen. He would not discuss this or any other possibility of a secondary diagnosis. I did agree to an MRI; in fact, I requested the test. This was supposed to happen last week, but I am still waiting for the call to schedule! I will be looking for a new ortho.