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Great Lakes Surgical Specialists

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Our general surgeons possess a large breadth of knowledge in dealing with both routine and complex surgical procedures. The physicians at Great Lakes Surgical Specialists are also board-certified trauma surgeons and work directly with the Emergency Department of UPMC Hamot, which is the only hospital in the region to offer 24/7 coverage for general and trauma surgery.

Treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, gallbladder disease
  • Appendicitis, bowel obstructions, malignancies of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, and colon

Great Lakes Surgical Specialists offers a complete range of services, including:

  • Colon resection
  • Single-site cholecystectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastrectomy, diagnostic procedure of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), which is an exam and biopsy of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic management of achalasia, GERD, and large hiatal and paraesophageal hernias
  • Liver biopsy