A general surgeon has the expertise in the diagnosis and care of the patients with diseases affecting the abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, breast and skin. Common problems treated by general surgeons include, hernias, reflux disease, gallstones, breast tumors, bowel disease and cancer.

Common techniques for surgery today include laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery and in some cases robotic approaches, allowing patient’s quicker recovery time. Certain procedures require a hospital stay while others can be performed on an outpatient basis. Your surgeon will determine  which technique is suitable for you. Our surgical outcomes exceed the national standards of excellence and safety.

Training for a general surgeon requires five years of residency training after completion of medical degree. Additional training is required for subspecialities fields such as critical care, pediatric, vascular or transplant. All surgeons are required to complete ongoing continuing medical education to maintain licensure.  University Surgical Associates also offers a nationally accrediated laparoscopic fellowship program approved by The Fellowship Council.

University Surgical Associates has  Board Certified experts in all fields of general surgery. Personalized care is the hallmark of University Surgical Associates. We offer several convenient sites throughout Rhode Island.  Please  feel free to contact our main number 401-272-1800 with any questions.

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Charles A Adams, Jr., MD, FACS, FCCM
Elizabeth Altenhein, MD
Pamela Brissette, PA-C
Kevin P Charpentier, MD, FACS
Larissa Chiulli, MD
William G Cioffi, MD, FACS
David R Cloutier, MD, FACS
Michael D Connolly, MD
Travis M Cotton, MD
Bradford C. Gray, MD
David T Harrington, MD, FACS
Daithi Heffernan, MD, AFRCSI
Tareq Kheirbek, MD
Adam Klipfel, MD
Selvi Kumar, RNP
Stephanie Lueckel, MD
Jane M. McPhillips, RNP
Nishant Merchant, MD
Stephen J Migliori, MD,FACS
Thomas J Miner, MD, FACS
Sean Farrell Monaghan, MD
Thomas Ng, MD
G.Dean Roye, MD,FACS
Beth A Ryder, MD,FACS
Josephine Salhab, PA-C
Allison Seelig, RNP
Todd S Stafford, MD
Andrew Stephen, MD
Kathleen Sullivan, MS, PA-C
Julia Tassinari, MD
Wudneh Temesgen, MD
Christina M Travisono, PA-C
Jamsheed B Vakharia, MD, FACS
James Valente, MD
Sivamainthan (Siva) Vithiananthan, MD,FACS,FICS
Sherry Walters, RNP
Elisa Wasilewski, PA-C, MSHS
Russell White, MD
Randy Wolfe, RNP