Advanced Surgical Associates
Advanced Surgical Associates is a general surgery practice that has been available to the Lima community and surrounding areas for over twenty years. Dr. Todd HIxenbaugh and Dr. Jason Bowersock are both Board Certified General Surgeons with the American Board of Surgeons. They both are an active part of the St. Rita's Medical Center Trauma team, and both are ATLS and ACLS certified.
Dr. Hixenbaugh specializes in general surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopy, including laparoscopic procedures, hernia repairs, colorectal and breast surgeries. Dr. Bowersock specializes in minimally invasive Laparoscopy surgery, hernia, cholecystectomy, colorectal and breast surgeries, and also thyroid and parathyroid surgeries. Thank you for choosing Advanced Surgical Associates for your surgical needs.
Jason D. Bowersock, MD
Dr. Bowersock is a native of the Lima area. He specializes in general surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, as well as breast surgery and endocrine surgery of the thyroid/parathyroid ...
Stephanie Dunkle-Blatter, MD
Dr. Dunkle-Blatter attended medical school at the University of Kentucky, where she stayed for her general surgery residency. She sought extra training in minimally invasive surgery in a fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center. She completed the fellowship in laparoscopy and bariatrics in 2006. She has been in private practice, first in Kentucky, then in Indiana, where she was involved in a bariatric center of excellence. She is now the medical director of the new St. Rita’s Weight Management program and acts as a General Surgeon. Her interests include weight loss surgery, complex hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, bowel surgery including hiatal hernia repair and colon surgery, and endoscopy. Dr. Dunkle-Blatter is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.
Todd J. Hixenbaugh, MD
Dr. Hixenbaugh has practiced medicine in the Lima area since 1990. He specializes in general surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopy. He has many years of experience performing laparoscopic procedures. ...
Gerri Hempfling, CNP
I am a life-long resident of Ottawa, OH graduating from Ottawa-Glandorf High School. My education includes an RN diploma from St. Vincent Medical Center School of Nursing in Toledo; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Ohio State University; and a Master of Science degree from Wright State University Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program.
My clinical experience is centered in critical care including ICU, Cath Lab, Open Heart and Trauma. I also practice in the pre hospital arena as a Critical Care Transport Nurse with Mercy St. Vincent/UTMC/St. Rita’s Life Flight .