General surgery encompasses all of our available procedures. All of our physicians are qualified to perform general surgery, but for an in-depth description of their individual niches, please further browse our medical specialties pages.


Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is the process of using a small video camera and other small utensils to accompany a surgical procedure. The video camera allows an image of organs to be displayed on a monitor. Essentially, this monitor becomes the surgeon’s eyes during the procedure.

Benefits of laparoscopic surgery include:

  • decreased post-op irritation
  • faster recovery
  • shorter stays in the hospital
  • accelerated return to daily activities
  • reduced scarring


Doctors Specializing in General/Laparoscopic Surgery

John H. Ganser, MD, FACS

Scott M. Cinelli, DO, FACS

James B. Harris, MD, FACS

James C. Nunley, MD, FACS

Frieda Hulka, MD, FACS

Matthew J. Deeter, MD, FACS

Alyson Crawford, MD, MSc

David Penner, MD

Nicholas J. Spoerke, MD, FACS

Michael Thomas, MD, PhD

Lars Webb, MD, FACS

Joe Uccelli, MD, FACS

John Michael Watson, MD, FACS

Sharon Wright, MD, FACS

Christopher L. Madsen, MD

Amanda C. VanderClay MD, FACS

Myron J. Gomez, MD, FACS

Ann E. Pratt, MD, FACS

Matthew Crapko, MD, FACS

Brian E. Juell, MD, FACS

Martin A. Bain, MD, FACS

Alvaro H. Devia, MD, FACS