Surgery

Department Information
Highland District Hospital's Surgery Department has a longstanding reputation for providing caring close to home. The highly trained staff takes pride in the quality and kindness of the care that they provide to each and every patient. By gathering an outstanding group of surgeons and surrounding them with a highly skilled group of anesthetists and nurses, Highland District Hospital can assure both patients and families that they are getting the best of care, close to home.


Directions
Enter the hospital through the main enterance. A volunteer will be at the Information Desk to assist you to the Outpatient Surgery department. If a volunteer is assisting another patient/visitor, then proceed through the main door, turn right and follow the signs to the elevator, and take the elevator to the second floor. Once on the second floor, the Outpatient Surgery departement is to your left. There is a waiting area outside of the department as well.

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Department Healthcare Providers

Phillip Aschi, DO

Specialty:
Urology

Education:
Medical school: Des Moines University (1985)
Residency: Albert Einstein Hospital, Philadelphia

Certifications:
Board certified: American Board of Urology

Steven Battaglia, MD

Specialty:
Surgery (general)

Education:
Medical school: Medical College of Ohio
Residency: Catholic Medical Center, NY
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo

Certifications:
Board certified: American Board of Surgery

Brian Cohen, MD

Specialty:
Orthopedics

Education:
Medical school: Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY
Residency: Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Rush St. Lukes, Chicago

Certifications:
Board certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Craig Forbes, MD

Specialty:
Gynecology

Education:
Medical school: State University of New York (1988)
Residency: Nassau County Medical Center, NY

Certifications:
Board certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Mark Gazall, DO

Specialty:
Vascular Surgery

Education:
Medical school: Des Moines College of Medicine (1986)
Residency: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Grandview Hospital, Dayton

Certifications:
Board certified: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery & Vascular Surgery

Bryan Giesy, DPM

Specialty:
Podiatry

Education:
Medical school: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Residency: Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati

Certifications:
Board certified: American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Mark Grosinger, DO

Specialty:
Ear, Nose & Throat

Education:
Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, Des Moines (1980)
Residency: Oakland General Hospital, Madison Hts., MI
Fellowship: Otolaryngology & Ora-Facial Plastic Surgery, Oakland General Hospital

Certifications:
Board Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology/Otolaryngology & Ora-Facial Plastic Surgery

Brian Jolitz, DO

Specialty:
Gynecology

Education:
Medical School: Midwestern University, Chicago
Residency: Chicago Osteopathic Hospital

Certifications:
Board Certified: American Osteopathic Board of OB/Gyn

Christopher Lawley, DO

Specialty:
Urology

Education:
Medical school: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery Residency: Garden City Hospital, Oakland, MI

Certifications:
Board Certified: American Board of Urology

James Muccio, MD

Specialty:
Orthopedics

Education:
Medical school: University of Virginia (1995)
Residency: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Certifications:
Board certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Louis Schott, MD

Specialty:
Ophthalmology

Education:
Medical school: The Ohio State University (1986)
Residency: Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine

Certifications:
Board certified: American Board of Ophthalmology

Bio:
Dr. Schott has been providing ophthalmic services at HDH since 1992.
Dr. Schott treats patients requiring general eye care and is also board certified to provide complete medical and surgical eye care such as cataract removal and lens implant, as well as tear duct probing to remove blockage that can be experienced at all ages from infancy to senior years. He also performs trabeculectomy, surgical treatment for glaucoma to relieve eye pressure, and glaucoma implant to enhance the glaucoma surgery for longer lasting results. Other types of procedures include: chalazion repair (removal of lumps in eyelid); ectropion repair (sagging and outward turning of the lower eyelid and eyelashes) and temporal artery biopsy (to check for inflammation or damage to the temporal artery).

Todd Slater, MD

Specialty:
Gynecology

Education:
Medical school: University of Cincinnati (1983)
Residency: Wright Pat AFB/Wright State University

Amol Soin, MD

Specialty:
Pain Management

Education:
Medical school: Northeastern University, Rootsville, OH
Residency: Rush University, Chicago
Fellowship: Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic

Linda Welder, MD

Specialty:
Surgery (general)

Education:
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh (1979)
Residency: Boston University

Certifications:
Board certified: American Board of Surgery

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