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Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa is excited to announce the addition of a new general surgeon with an emphasis in bariatric surgery. Bradley C. Gordan, DO, joined PCI’s department of General Surgery in August.
A native of Engelwood, Colorado, Dr. Gordan earned his bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from Creighton University in Omaha and his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed a General Surgery residency at Baystate Medical Center/UMass in Springfield, Massachusetts, and an additional fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center/Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY.
Adding a surgeon with a focus in bariatric surgery helps to complete PCI’s comprehensive surgical offerings. “I chose to pursue a Bariatric Surgery fellowship because obesity has become an epidemic in this country,” Dr. Gordan said. “Surgical options for weight loss have been proven the most effective means of long-term weight loss, with the patient being able to achieve and maintain the loss. As I believe obesity is a life-long problem for many patients, my weight loss program will encompass all aspects of weight loss treatment, including medical weight loss programs, dietitian evaluations and teaching, and exercise programs. This is necessary to prepare patients to be able to lose weight before surgery and develop the tools to maintain the weight loss years out from surgery.”
Dr. Gordan and his wife relocated to Cedar Rapids from Rochester, NY. “I chose to join Physician’s Clinic of Iowa for a multitude of reasons, but foremost, PCI’s philosophy towards patient care is one that I believe strongly in,” he said. “PCI’s multi-specialty model and multiple services, I believe, help streamline patient care, which sometimes feels lost in many academic centers. Plus, I’m joining a general surgery department that works well together as partners to provide the best care to patients. I believe my skill set complements their wealth of experience.”
Additionally, Dr. Gordan specializes in advanced laparoscopic techniques for complex abdominal hernia repair and long-term nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery. “As a provider who received extensive training in all aspects of general surgery, including advanced laparoscopic training, I believe in providing patients the least invasive yet complete care possible,” he said. “I believe communication with my patients is essential to the doctor-patient relationship, and I value the ability to provide care for patients, but also teach patients to help improve their overall health and well-being. As an osteopathic physician, we believe in treating the patient as a ‘whole,’ focusing not only on the disease process at hand, but also in some cases alternative means to treat the patient.”
Learn more about Dr. Gordan at pcofiowa.com/generalsurgery or make an appointment by calling (319) 362-5118.