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Rod Goncalves, MD, joins Rutherford Surgical Associates
(Rutherford Co.) - March 30, 2012 - Dr. Rod Goncalves, general surgeon, has joined Rutherford Surgical Associates, located at 330 Highway 108 in Rutherfordton. Rutherford Surgical Associates is owned and operated by Rutherford Regional Health System and also features surgeons Dr. Gregg Drabek, Dr. William Haden and Dr. John Skudlarick, all of whom are board certified.
Dr. Goncalves makes the move to Rutherford County from Cleveland, Tenn., where he has been in practice since June 2001. He is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. and completed his medical degree at 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.
Dr. Goncalves 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. He achieved board certification in 2002.
In addition to performing laparoscopies, endoscopies, reflux surgeries, vein closures and other surgeries, Dr. Goncalves served as medical director for Skyridge Wound Treatment Center, and has completed training in hyperbaric medicine and wound care. He is certified by the American College of Surgeons, where he is also an associate fellow.
Dr. Goncalves is currently accepting new patients. For more informaton about Dr. Goncalves or Rutherford Surgical Associates, please call 828-286-1743.