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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

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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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, […]

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At Western Surgical Group our team of board-certified surgeons provides a full range of surgical solutions.

Our surgeons are exceptionally skilled and have many years of experience, which ensures every patient will receive the expertise they need and the compassionate care they deserve.

We take pride in making sure your experience is as convenient and comfortable as possible.

Each patient can count on us for an unparalleled level of care and quality surgical outcomes.View on Facebook

When the time comes where you need general surgery in Northern Nevada, Western Surgical Group is praised by patients and referring physicians alike for providing compassionate care.

Our board-certified surgeons and professional medical staff put patient care first and put your mind at ease, knowing that your procedure and recovery will be expertly handled. Our team strives to provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere, and is fully equipped to address your needs.View on Facebook

Happy Halloween from Western Surgical Group!

Congratulations to our Moms on the Run Raffle winners!

This raffle raised over $2500 for Pinocchio's Moms on the Run!View on Facebook

Happy Nevada Day, from Western Surgical Group!

We are closed today and will reopen for normal business hours on Monday.

Have a great day!View on Facebook

Western Surgical Group's surgeons are recognized at the national level!

The Commission on Cancer recognized WSG's Dr. James Harris for his outstanding performance in 2017!

The State Chair Outstanding Performance Award recognizes individuals who exhibited outstanding leadership and innovation, and who made significant contributions to the improvement of cancer care in his or her state or region. They are collaborators, innovators, and experts working with cancer programs, professionals, and state coalitions to improve the quality of cancer care. They have strong collaboration skills and work closely with the American Cancer Society. This honor is awarded based on excellence in service on behalf of the Commission on Cancer and the Committee on Cancer Liaison.

Congratulations Dr. Harris! We are proud to have you in Western Surgical Group, and the Northen Nevada community is very lucky to have you!View on Facebook

At Western Surgical Group, we combine state-of-the-art surgical techniques with years of experience in order to provide our patients with the best possible care.

All of our physicians are board-certified Fellows of the American College of Surgeons.

We have performed thousands of operations with outstanding results. Our surgeons have expertise in surgery for advanced and common procedures, using the minimally invasive approach. We are 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. Helping our patients make educated decisions about their health care is very important to us.

We educate our patients on all of their options and address any questions or concerns they may have. In order to ensure that a patient is receiving the best care possible, we maintain contact with the primary care physician and any other specialists necessary.

Western Surgical Group's goal is to provide patients with the best individualized surgical care in an integrated medical environment.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.

Here are some of our favorites!

"Dr. Ganser did a great job answering all my questions about anti-reflux surgery. I felt lucky to have such an experienced surgeon and his PA, Curtis Smith was outstanding with his patient care skills. He relayed genuine compassion and comfort. I would recommend this practice to anyone who needs surgery!"

"My GP had scheduled my gallbladder with another surgical group but I called back and I insisted i I use Dr. Wright, she had removed my thyroid approximately 5 years prior. I felt extremely comfortable in-her care and wanted her as my surgeon this time too. Very pleased not one complaint. Hopefully I’ll never need surgery again but if I do? I’ll be back."

"Dr. Thomas is the best! Compassionate, skilled and educates regarding procedures and all out good guy!"View on Facebook

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