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General Surgical Associates joins Oaklawn Medical Group

Oaklawn Hospital has acquired General Surgical Associates PC, a physician owned and operated practice with locations in Marshall and Battle Creek, which has become part of the Oaklawn Medical Group.

“We welcome Dr. Andrew Gordon and Dr. Caron Warnsby as well as the entire GSA staff to the Oaklawn team,” said Mark A. Montross, Executive Director of the Oaklawn Medical Group.

General Surgical Associates’ Marshall office is situated in Suite 3E of the Wright Medical Building at 215 E. Mansion St. Its Battle Creek office is in Suite 111B at 391 S. Shore Drive. Additional information about the practice is available at generalsurgicalassoc.com.

The new name of the practice will be Oaklawn Medical Group – General Surgical Associates.

“This is a significant step that allows Oaklawn to further solidify its general surgery presence in our service area, as well as expand the breadth of services that the Oaklawn Medical Group offers to its patients,” Montross said.

“Becoming part of the Oaklawn Medical Group is also a natural extension of the long-term relationship already established between General Surgical Associates and Oaklawn Hospital, and is consistent with a national trend of closer physician/hospital clinical integration.”

The acquisition permits the medical group to add two respected and established general surgeons to its staff of talented medical providers.

“We also are in the process of recruiting a third employed surgeon to join OMG – General Surgical Associates, and expect that individual to start by February 2014,” Montross said.

Gordon and Warnsby specialize in general surgery, including gallbladder surgery, various types of hernia repair and appendectomy. They also perform advanced colon/intestinal procedures, breast surgeries as well as anti-reflux procedures, and have expertise in robotic surgery for gallbladder disease.

“With the changing environment of health care these days, an alignment of physician practices and hospitals is becoming a trend,” Gordon said. “We need to work together to achieve our various goals. It’s for the good of our patients and for the practice of medicine in general to have such an alignment.”

Gordon received his medical degree from Wayne State University in 1991, and completed his residency and internship in general surgery at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh in 1997. He became board certified in general surgery in 1997 and became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1999. He opened General Surgical Associates PC in 2003.

Warnsby received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1997, and completed her internship and residency in general surgery in 2004 at Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in New York. She became board certified in general surgery in 2005 and joined General Surgical Associates in 2004.

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