According to the American Board of Surgery, "General Surgery is a discipline that requires knowledge of and familiarity with a broad spectrum of diseases that may require surgical treatment."
Our surgical specialists from Surgical Associates of Ithaca, Dr. David Schwed, and Dr. Wade Bollinger have a breadth of surgical experience that is unmatched in this region, and are committed to the well-being of those who entrust their care to them. Their goal is to provide patients with prompt, state-of-theart care in a comfortable, supportive environment.
Surgical Associates has provided comprehensive, safe surgical care for more than half a century. They take as much pride in rendering thoughtful consultations as they do in their superb surgical technique.
Surgical Associates' doctors are qualified in all aspects of general surgery, including:
- Thoracic (chest)
- Gastrointestinal (digestive)
- Biliary tract (liver, gallbladder, pancreas)
- Bariatric (surgery for obesity)
- Thyroid and parathyroid
- Soft tissue
Surgical Associates physicians have special expertise in advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures, including hernia surgery; surgical endocrinology (glands), intensive care, and nutrition.
*Note: Some major surgeries may need to be performed at Cayuga Medical Center, rather than Schuyler Hospital.