TriHealth Creates Fully-Integrated Surgical Institute

February 1, 2013

TriHealth has formed the TriHealth Surgical Institute, focused on specialized, patient-centered surgical care.  Physicians in the TriHealth Surgical Institute integrate the patient's entire surgical experience, from the physician practice to the hospital to full recovery.

TriHealth now employs the majority of physicians of the former  Queen City Surgical Consultants group in Cincinnati including: Lawrence A. Bartish, MD; Robert G. Bradley, MD; Stuart L. Donovan, MD; Bryan J. Ellis, DO; David D. Kirkpatrick III, M.D.; Thomas Maynard, MD; and Alexander K. Saba, MD. Queen City's Brian A. Kuhn, MD; Patrick Muck, MD; and Matthew Recht, MD now join 28 other heart specialists as part of the TriHealth Heart Institute.

TriHealth Surgical Institute Stuart Donovan
Stuart L. Donovan, MD
TriHealth Surgical Institute

"The relationship between our physicians and TriHealth has grown close in the past several years," said Stuart L. Donovan, MD.  "We are excited to be part of the TriHealth network."

Butler County Surgical Group Joins TriHealth

 TriHealth has also purchased General and Vascular Surgeons of Butler County. The practice's four general surgeons join TriHealth Surgical Institute and its vascular surgeon joins the TriHealth Heart Institute. Physicians joining the TriHealth Surgical Institute from the General and Vascular Surgeons of Butler County practice include: Tarun K. Goel, MD; Douglas C. Hingsbergen, MD; H.S. Ramadas, MD and Karen L. Summe, MD.  Vascular surgeon E. John Zayyat, MD, joins the TriHealth Heart Institute. Also joining the Heart Institute is Richard Glaser, MD a cardiothoracic surgeon from Queen City Cardiothoracic Surgery in Montgomery.

These physicians will continue to see patients in their existing offices throughout Cincinnati and Butler County, with one exception. Queen City Surgical Consultants have moved their Anderson office to 1060 Nimitzview Drive, Suite 210.

Surgical Institute Provides Tightly Integrated Services

"The TriHealth Surgical Institute manages the entire surgical experience for our patients," said Jerry Oliphant, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for TriHealth. "In addition, the surgeons joining our team are widely regarded for their excellent quality and are among the leading surgeons in both Hamilton and Butler County."

These latest acquisitions further advance TriHealth's strategy to develop specialty institutes to enhance its outstanding clinical quality and high patient satisfaction through easy-to-use, closely coordinated care. TriHealth institutes offer comprehensive medical services associated with treatment of a disease or condition, as well as a dedicated team expert in its treatment.

"We are thrilled to be part of TriHealth's comprehensive system of care," said Douglas C. Hingsbergen, MD. "We believe by working together we can provide an even higher level of care to our patients in addition to growing our practice."

The TriHealth Surgical Institute also includes the general, colorectal and bariatric surgeons from Group Health, a TriHealth Physician Partner, Kevin J. Grannan, MD; Scott R. Kelley, MD; George M. Kerlakian, MD; Gennaro D. Labella, MD; Kevin Tymitz, MD.

The full range of integrated, patient-centered surgical services includes robotic-assisted surgery. TriHealth is the current leader in robotic-assisted surgeries in Greater Cincinnati, beginning with the first da Vinci Surgical System in the area in 2003.  TriHealth now has seven surgical robots available at Good Samaritan Hospital and Bethesda North Hospital.

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