Dr. Geers provides the following surgical services:

  • Breast Surgery (see side bar)

  • Colorectal Surgery (see side bar)

  • Upper Endoscopies and Colonoscopies (see side bar)

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery (esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, rectum)

  • Endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands)

  • Gallbladder

  • Liver

  • Hernia

  • Appendix


Minimally Invasive Surgery

Whenever possible, Dr. Geers uses minimally invasive surgery to treat patients. Also referred to as laparoscopic surgery, this process involves the assistance of a video camera. During the procedure, small incisions of up to half an inch are made and the camera and surgical instruments are then introduced through the incisions. The camera transmits an image of the inside of the body onto a television monitor and the surgeon uses this image to perform the procedure.. Benefits of laparoscopic procedures include less post-operative discomfort, quicker recovery times, shorter hospital stays, earlier return to full activities and smaller scars.

Areas of Expertise

Breast Cancer
Screening Guidelines
Dr. Geers specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of breast cancer. Since 1996, he has treated a number of patients with this dangerous disease, including both men and women. By using a collaborative approach, he works closely with local primary care physicians, gynecologists and oncologists to provide comprehensive breast services in our area. For more information about treatment options, visit the American Cancer Society webpage: www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer

Colon Cancer
Screening Guidelines
Dr. Geers specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of colon cancer. The treatment plan he chooses depends mostly on the stage of the cancer. While some polyps can be removed easily during a colonoscopy, other tumors may require resection surgery. Just like in the treatment of breast cancer, Dr. Geers will work closely with your primary care physician and oncologist to make sure you're getting the best care possible. For more information about treatment options, visit the American Cancer Society webpage: www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer

Upper Endoscopies and Colonoscopies
Upper endoscopies provide a scope of the esophagus and stomach and are used to discover the reason for swallowing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, reflux, bleeding, indigestion or chest pain. Colonoscopies provide a scope of the colon, large intestine and rectum and are commonly used to look for early signs of cancer or to diagnose the causes of unexplained changes in bowel habits. Colonoscopies are often given to patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease or ulcerative colitis.