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  • Cancer Specialist
  • Cancer Surgery
  • General Surgery


Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine


Temple University Hospital


Temple University Hospital

Board Certification

  • Surgery

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons Keystone Chapter 

Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons 

American Hernia Society 

Office Information


Patient Ratings and Comments

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4.5 out of 5 (63 Ratings, 6 Comments)


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Patient Comment August 2020
Dr McLendon(formerly Close) was very thorough, explained everything in detail, answered my questions, alleviated my concerns.
Patient Comment July 2020
She took time to explain my options.
Patient Comment February 2020
Dr. Mclendon (Close), was very nice and prompted me for questions if I had any and answered those that I did have. At this point, I am very happy with having Dr. Mclendon!
Patient Comment February 2020
Dr. Close is the best!! Would highly recommend!!!!
Patient Comment January 2020
Explained everything to me, so I understood.
Patient Comment December 2019
Appointment was very rushed. Quickly dismissed my concerns. I felt like I was blown off.