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Brett Engbrecht, MD

Dr. Engbrecht is a general surgeon in the Hershey area.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more phimosis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more birth defects patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more congenital disorders patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more hydrocele patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw cerebral palsy patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw leukemia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more concussion patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw epilepsy patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Engbrecht saw ovarian cyst patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw dehydration patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw femur fracture patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Engbrecht saw more drug allergies patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw asthma patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw more malnutrition patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw constipation patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw blood cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw hormonal imbalance patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw hyponatremia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Engbrecht saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw lung condition patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Engbrecht saw collapsed lung patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Engbrecht’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
4%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Engbrecht’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Engbrecht’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Engbrecht’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Engbrecht’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Engbrecht’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Engbrecht’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Engbrecht’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Engbrecht’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Engbrecht’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Engbrecht sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
393 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1994

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    3. Pediatric Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
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  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
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  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield