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Dr. William Wallace Ehrlich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Ophthalmology
12731 New Brittany Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL

Dr. William Ehrlich is a general surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Ehrlich's clinical interests: laser eye surgery, radiesse, and restylane. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehrlich takes. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ehrlich trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Ehrlich has received the following distinction: Oklahoma Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Surgery
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 301
Fort Myers, FL

Dr. Rie Aihara is a general surgeon. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Aihara has a special interest in breast surgery. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Aihara is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aihara accepts. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3033 Winkler Extension
Fort Myers, FL

Dr. Gandhi Gutta's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He studied medicine at the University of Mysore and Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Gutta's training includes residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Dr. Peter Michael Denk, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4881 Palm Beach Boulevard; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL

Dr. Peter Denk is a general surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Denk's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Denk's office for an appointment.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.
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