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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:
4.5 out of 5
1 156 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
- 4.5 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.5 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.5 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
- 4.6 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.4 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.5 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.4 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 >
May 24
he was concerned about my latest issue and also attended to that same session
May 9
He seems like a good and knowledgeable Doctor . He is very serious and doesn't share a whole lot of information however will answer questions readily. however if you were shy or intimidated and didn't ask then I don't know if you would feel like you had gotten the information you needed. I can not speak to his surgical skill-my only comment would be he needs to lighten up a little bit and try to make the patient feel a bit more at ease. I feel he is a good doctor and I feel he dealt with my problem fine. But I am not shy nor afraid to ask questions-and I actually got him to laugh.
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.