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Western Surgical Group was founded in 1996 by the joining of four solo surgical practices. Since then the group has expanded to seventeen highly-skilled and professional surgeons and a staff of over 50.

We are fellowship-trained and offer the region’s most diverse and skilled group of sub-specialist surgeons.

Western Surgical Group is committed to providing compassionate health care while remaining on the “cutting edge” of innovative technologies and advanced breakthroughs in surgical treatment in our diverse range of surgical specialties.

What Our Patients Say

The procedure went exactly as Dr. Ganser said it would. He made sure that extra care and attention was given the patient while in the hospital. We could not be more pleased with the overall experience.

Patient

Dr. Harris is phenomenal. He helped me to determine the best course of action for breast cancer. He answered all my questions and I always felt he was suggesting what was very best for me personally. I have been recommending him as the very best to deal with breast cancer. I am extremely grateful for all his support and help. Thank you!

Patient

Every parameter - from the preliminary office visit, to the surgery itself was all handled very professionally and with great care. My brother from California accompanied me the day of the surgery, and was very impressed! Dr. Gomez and the surgical team - including the anesthesiologist, were very thorough and I felt completely confident going into surgery.

Patient

I want to reiterate my gratitude for my care from Dr. Jaquish. I believe he not only saved my life, but also relieved grave anxiety and restored hope and optimism for me and my family for my healing. Truly priceless. Thank you.

Patient

Dr. Kozar genuinely cares about your success. He is engaging and informative. Pre surgery preparation was thorough and comforting. Surgery was a breeze and healing time was surprisingly brief. I recommend Dr. Kozar without reservation. He is the surgeon you want.

Patient

I'm so pleased with Dr. Wright. She was wonderful during a very frightening time for me. She was kind, sensitive and helpful. I think she's the best! Thank you!

Patient

My husband and I have both been to this office. Every doctor and staff member we have encountered so far has been friendly, helpful, and professional. We have already recommended this office to other people.

Patient

I was pretty uncomfortable needing to see a colon/rectal doctor. Dr. Michael Thomas has great demeanor and gained my trust. Great guy!

Patient

Dr. Jaquish is an extremely good listener and always gives you enough time during visits. Not many doctors give this kind of attention.

Patient

Dr. Wright, as well as the entire support staff (medical & office) at Western Surgical have been exceptional in all their interactions with me. I am so thankful my primary care provider recommended your group for my procedure.

Patient

I'm glad to have Dr Ganser's expertise and direction -- he plans with all of my health providers and wants to ensure we make the right choices in screening and treatment for me. I feel that he wants me to get rid of cancer, get well, and stay well!

Patient

Dr. Hulka has performed surgeries on my children over the last few years. During a worrisome and upsetting time for me and my family, it was assuring knowing we had a seasoned pediatric surgeon to provide quality care to our family.

Patient

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Innovative technologies and advanced breakthroughs in surgical treatment

Western Surgical Group is a compilation of highly skilled surgeons and staff dedicated to providing compassionate health care while remaining on the “cutting edge” of innovative technologies and advanced breakthroughs in surgical treatment in our diverse range of surgical specialties.

News & Events

Dr. Kozar retiring the end of the year!

Our Dr. Mark Kozar is retiring after over 30 years of service to the Reno community. Dr. Kozar was integral in the formation of Western Surgical Group in 1996. During the course of his career, Dr. Kozar was a leader of surgery in Reno. He performed the first laparoscopic gallbladder surgery in Reno in 1990. […]

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July is Sarcoma Awareness Month!

Sarcomas are often coined the “forgotten cancer” because they are both rare and under-diagnosed. Sarcoma awareness month is all about educating the public on the symptoms and diagnosis of sarcoma, in the hope that more cases will get spotted sooner, because, as is the case with most cancers, treatment is vastly more successful the earlier […]

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June First is National Cancer Survivors Day!

This day is to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. Roseanna Webber RN, Western Surgical Group’s chief nursing officer, is also a patient of ours, and a proud breast cancer survivor. “In 2014, I went in for my annual mammogram. I have a history of breast cancer in my family. My […]

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As a result of the compassionate care we deliver, we develop lasting relationships with our patients. Many times we hear from our patients about how the doctors and staff at Western Surgical Group have helped them. For those of you we hear from, we thank you for passing along your kind words.

Here are some of our favorites!

Dr. Crapko is an excellent surgeon, and that is saying a lot because I am so anti-doctor. I have never healed so fast after any previous surgery. Thanks again for being wonderful!

Dr. Sharon Wright is a rare and wonderful patient-centric physician who made a huge difference in my ability to accept my breast cancer diagnosis and take actions in my own best interest. I recommend her 100% to others in similar situations.

I found Dr. Ganser, his PA Curtis Smith and nurse Donna extremely great at what they do as I am in post-healing... they have answered all my questions before and after and have taken care of my needs. I am truly thankful for the care I have received. I feel I had the best care for my condition that required this teams God given talents to fix it! Thank you all so much! I am very grateful !!!View on Facebook

Today is National Women Physician's Day!

This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849.

National Women Physicians Day celebrates the courage of Elizabeth Blackwell and the accomplishments of female physicians everywhere. At the same time, the day strives to bring improvements to the workplace for the growing number of women physicians entering the field of medicine.

Today, and everyday, we celebrate Western Surgical Group's woman physicians, doctors Hulka and Wright!

Please join us in celebrating these accomplishments and supporting women physicians as colleagues, friends, family and doctors.

#IAMBLACKWELL #WomensDocsInspire #NWPDView on Facebook

Western Surgical Group - Specialized Expertise!

Trends in surgical care have lead to more focused sub-specialties which provide even more expertise for the treatment of our patients.

Sub-specialties at Western Surgical Group include vascular surgery, endovascular surgery, oncologic (cancer) surgery, endocrine surgery, trauma and critical care surgery, thoracic, colon and rectal surgery, and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, including bariatric surgery.

The depth of surgical experience at Western Surgical Group is unmatched in our region.

Learn more on our website at westernsurgical.com!View on Facebook

Congratulations to Western Surgical Group's Dr. Frieda Hulka!

Tonight she received the presigious C.H. Woods award, which is bestowed upon a Washoe County Medical Society member who best demonstrates the art of medicine and who has the "magic touch" when it comes to caring for her patients.View on Facebook

How likely is it that you would recommend your surgeon to a friend?

Western Surgical Group performs well above average! Based on our patient surveys, 84% of our patients would recommend us highly to their friends or family members!

Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to Western Surgical Group! We will keep doing what we are doing right, but please, we welcome your feedback about your experience.

We thank you for your high praise!View on Facebook

Pink Out: Back the Pack — and Cancer Research!

Tonight, the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team will host Colorado State (CSU) at Lawlor Events Center during the annual Pink Out.

The #PackGoesPink event supports cancer research.

The Wolf Pack will be raising money for the American Cancer Society and Renown Institute for Cancer during this game.

Western Surgical Group is proud to support this event! We hope to see you there!View on Facebook

Did you catch Dr. Sharon Wright on "Ask the Doctor" tonight?View on Facebook