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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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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


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


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.


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!


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.


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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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Thank you for your thoughtful and informative reviews! Hearing from you about your experience helps us continue to do better and makes doing what we do all that much more fulfilling!View on Facebook

Western Surgical Group is proud to support to support The Greenhouse Project and Reno Phil at their Concert Under the Stars!

For over a decade, TGP has been growing, giving and teaching for a healthier and greener community. The Greenhouse Project is committed to providing agricultural education to Carson City students and growing food for the under-served.

A beautiful evening and a wonderful concert to support such an important cause!View on Facebook

Western Surgical Group's 4th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Pinocchio's Moms on the Run will be on Saturday, September 14th at Lakeridge Golf Course!

Moms on the Run is a non-profit organization raising funds to assist northern Nevada women with everyday living expenses to help off-set medical expenses incurred while in treatment for breast & gynecological cancers.

Last year, our event raised almost 20 thousand dollars for the cause!

All paid golfers will receive a boxed lunch donated by Capriotti’s and dinner donated by Blend Catering. There will also be raffle drawings, a silent auction and no-host bar at the 19th Hole following the tournament.

Would you like to golf? Volunteer? Sponsor a hole? Donate?

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Western Surgical Group would like to introduce our new medical assistant, Kirsten Batrez!

She comes to us with much experience, having been a certified medical assistant for over 10 years. She has experience in family medicine, cardiology, neurology, podiatry, and surgery!

She moved to Reno in 2007 from Fallon, NV.

"I love my co-workers at Western Surgical Group! We have a great time together and work very hard to take great care of our patients. All of the physicians are kind and caring. It's a pleasure and an honor to work here!"View on Facebook

Western Surgical Group would like to introduce our newest medical assistant, Victoria Najera!

Victoria has been a certified medical assistant for seven years. She comes to us from internal medicine and family practice background, and is loved by her patients and known for her attention to detail and kindness.

"I have really enjoyed my time here so far. It's like a family here at Western Surgical Group, all here for one another and here for one purpose - to care for our patients in the best way we know how."View on Facebook

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.

I am always pleased with my visits to Western Surgical. The staff is very friendly and a joy to talk to. Dr. Hansen is thorough in his explanation of my status. He is always a pleasure to see.

Dr. Thomas was wonderful. He does treat his patients as family, and you feel extremely confident in him.

Dr. Hulka was attentive and worth every moment I received from her on a busy day. No complaints from me.View on Facebook

Western Surgical Group is proud to support GiveHope Foundation Nevada!

The foundation provides financial assistance, community resources and a ray of hope to Northern Nevada Families managing children with life threatening illnesses.

Western Surgical Group sponsored a hole at their golf tournament!View on Facebook

Western Surgical Group loves to hear from you about your experience with us! Thank you so much for reaching out!View on Facebook