General surgeons at Rutherford Regional Medical Center provide a full range of consulting, diagnostic and treatment services. This includes abdominal, laparoscopic, oncologic, endoscopic and endocrine surgery. Our team also specializes in breast care procedures for patients who need surgical attention.
Expert treatment for patients who have conditions ranging from hernias and appendicitis to challenging and life-threatening diseases of the lungs, chest, abdomen, liver, stomach and intestines is available in General Surgery at Rutherford Regional. Many procedures can be safely performed on an out-patient basis, allowing the patient to return home the same day after the immediate recovery period.
Do you suffer from chronic heartburn (GERD)? Ask us about the TIF procedure.
Gregg A. Drabek, M.D.
Dr. Drabek received his medical education at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. He completed his Internship and Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Drabek is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is Board Certified in Surgery.
Specializing in: Hernia Surgery; Gallbladder Surgery; Breast Surgery; Intestinal Surgery; Endocrine Surgery-Thyroid Disease; Varicose Vein Ablation; Treatment for GERD (TIF procedure) Endoscopy: Colonoscopy; Upper Endoscopy; Evaluation for reflux
Dr. Drabek discusses the TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) procedure as a less-invasive treatment option for chronic heartburn or GERD (Gastoesophagael Reflux Disease)
William C. Haden, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Haden received his medical education at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He completed his Internship and Residency at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Haden is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is Board Certified in Surgery.
Specializing in: Gall Bladder; Hernia; Breast Cancer; Breast Biopsy; Ultrasonic Biopsy; Colon and Abdominal Cancer; Lung Surgery Laparoscopic Surgery: Colon, Breast, Hernia, Gastroesophagael Reflux Disease (GERD)
In the video below, Dr. Haden discusses breast cancer statistics, as well as, diagnostic and treatment options
John L. Skudlarick, M.D.
Dr. Skudlarick received his medical education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed his Internship and Residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Skudlarick is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is Board Certified in Surgery.
Specializing in:Non-cardiac Thoracic Surgery; Peripheral Vascular Surgery; Venous Disease; Varicose Veins; Breast Mass; Breast Cancer; Aortic/Leg Surgery; Artery Replacement; Pacemaker; Thyroid; Facial Skin Cancer; Malignant Melanoma with Sentinel Node Procedure; Laparoscopic Surgery for: Gall Bladder, GERD, Hernia
Rod Goncalves, M.D. Dr. Goncalves received his medical education from the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Ill. Following medical school, Goncalves served in the Army from June 1991 to December 1999 and achieved the rank of Major. He completed his surgical residency at Memorial Health University in Savannah, Ga., in June 2001 with superior endoscopic training and trauma and critical care training in a level 1 trauma center. Dr. Goncalves achieved Board Certification in 2001 by the American College of Surgeons, where he is also an associate fellow.
In the video below, Dr. Goncalves discusses vein disease and treatment options at the Rutherford County Senior Center