• Cancer Care at Evansville Surgical Associates

    Being told that you may have cancer can be one of the most difficult moments in a person's life. At Evansville Surgical Associates, we have been providing our patients compassionate, comprehensive surgical cancer care for over 45 years. Last year alone, the surgeons at Evansville Surgical Associates treated over 1,650 inpatient and outpatient patients with wide range of cancers.

  • Trauma Surgery

    Most people think that trauma care is equivalent to Emergency Room Care.  In fact, management of the traumatically injured patient requires a coordination of multiple specialties both within and outside the hospital, from the EMS providers, to the Emergency Room specialists, hospital-based care, and post discharge issues including rehabilitation, acute follow-up and long-term care.  Management of the patient in the Emergency Room is only one small part of the overall management of the complicated issues that an injured patient brings to the hospital.  In order for a Trauma Center to functio

  • When Should You get a Mammogram?

    Q: I will be 40 years old this year? When should I begin to have mammograms?

    A: This question has been debated among medical experts for years. The majority of organizations concerned with preventing, diagnosing, and treating breast cancer recommend baseline screening at age 40 and mammograms every year or every two years after that. Although breast cancer among women under age 50 is not common, early detection has clearly been shown to be beneficial in saving lives.

  • Colon Cancer Screening Pledge

    Evansville Surgical Associates’ surgeon Dr. Anthony Kaiser has joined with Deaconess Hospital in their pledge to increase colon cancer screenings to 80% by 2018 as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. 

    Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among cancers affecting both men and women in the Tri-State, and is considered a major public health problem.

  • The Dangers of Texting and Driving

    While there have always been distracted drivers on the road, the constant use of cell phones, especially among teenagers, has brought the problem to near-epidemic proportions.
    That’s why our surgeons have joined with St. Mary's Trauma Department and local law enforcement to speak to high school students about the dangers of texting and driving. The program also features a video with powerful testimonials from teenagers who chose to text and drive and now must live with the consequences of killing another person as a result.

  • Surgical expertise from around the globe… to our community.

    At Evansville Surgical Associates, we understand the stress involved when you or a loved one requires surgery. That stress is increased when you’ve been told that you must leave the Tri-State community and go to Indianapolis, Louisville or Nashville to have your procedure. 

    In most cases, though, travel out of town is not necessary.

    As our community has grown, so have we. With 23 surgeons in 9 different offices, covering a wide range of specialties, we have gathered an impressive array of surgical expertise from around the United States, and around the globe.

  • The Benefits of Minimally-Invasive Surgery

    Minimally-invasive surgery allows surgeons to perform the same procedure as traditional “open” operations, but with much smaller incisions. Multiple studies have shown that minimally-invasive operations avoid the large incisions used for open operations, allowing patients to have reduced post-operative pain, reduced hospital stay, improved cosmetic outcome, and a shorter time returning to work and normal activity. It has also been shown to decrease incisional hernia rates, infection, and scar tissue formation when compared to open operations.  

  • Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

    Question: My doctor continually bugs me about losing weight. I am 40 years old and feel just fine besides the typical aches and pains. I went to a website and calculated my BMI at 43. I’ve tried several diets and weight-loss plans, but I can’t seem to lose the weight. What do you think?
    Answer: Almost everyone struggles with weight issues at some point in their lives...
    Learn more about Bariatric Surgery

  • The Five W’s of Colonoscopy

    As the only physician in my family, it is fairly common for family members to approach me for medical advice. As everyone ages, the complexity and range of questions continues to expand. Often I am not sure if they are testing me or if they are seeking a “second” opinion for what has already been suggested to them by their doctor.
    One of the toughest conversations we have is regarding colonoscopy screening. Obviously, it involves a sensitive subject, but I feel it’s important that we all understand the potentially life-saving benefits of early detection of colon cancer.