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Timothy Jacob, MD

Dr. Jacob is a general surgeon in the Pittsburgh area. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant Cranberry and UPMC Passavant Hospital.
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318 doctors
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Dr. Jacob saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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388 doctors
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388 doctors
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193 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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106 doctors
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106 doctors
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52 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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102 doctors
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103 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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58 doctors
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58 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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34 doctors
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34 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more gas patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw jaundice patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Learn more.
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1 doctor
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Dr. Jacob saw more benign liver tumor patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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126 doctors
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125 doctors
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62 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more diarrhea patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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24 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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59 doctors
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58 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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281 doctors
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280 doctors
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140 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more obesity patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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60 doctors
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60 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw hydrocele patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Learn more.
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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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136 doctors
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136 doctors
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67 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more constipation patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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11 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw endometriosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Learn more.
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59 doctors
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58 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more pancreatitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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40 doctors
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40 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw C. diff colitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Learn more.
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110 doctors
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110 doctors
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55 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw sprained joint patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Learn more.
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30 doctors
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30 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw ovarian cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Learn more.
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47 doctors
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46 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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54 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw non-alcoholic liver disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Learn more.

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164 doctors
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165 doctors
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82 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more liver condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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64 doctors
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63 doctors
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31 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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16 doctors
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16 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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84 doctors
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83 doctors
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41 doctors
Dr. Jacob saw hepatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Jacob’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Jacob 15%
Predicted for his patients 22%

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.

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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. Jacob’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Jacob’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. Jacob’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Jacob’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 gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Jacob’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Jacob 57%
Predicted for his patients 68%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal 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. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Jacob’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Jacob’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal 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. Jacob’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
86%
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. Jacob’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Jacob’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. Jacob’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Jacob’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. Jacob sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Santosh Makarand Pandit MD
9104 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
357 miles away

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Credentials
  • UPMC Medical Education Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1988

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Jacob is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • UPMC Passavant Cranberry
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

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
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • 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
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield