William Avara, MD

John Bailey, MD

Edward Dvorak, MD

Jason Payne, MD

Jeremy Simpler, MD

Nicholas Fayard, MD

Scott Brashier, MD

Dr. John Hall, M.D.



2525 Telephone Road
Pascagoula, MS, 39567

Ocean Springs

1124 Oakleigh Road
Ocean Springs, MS, 39564


147 Reynoir Street, Suite 306
MS, 39531,

General Laparoscopic Surgery

General surgery has one of the broadest scopes in medicine. Our surgeons are certified by the American Board of Surgery and have specialized knowledge and skills relating to the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative management of surgical problems in the following areas:

  • Alimentary tract: esophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel
  • Abdomen and its contents: diaphragm, biliary tract, liver, pancreas, spleen
  • Breast, skin and soft tissue: benign and malignant disease
  • Head and neck: including trauma, vascular, congenital, and cancerous disorders
  • Vascular system: arteries and veins, excluding the vessels in the brain, heart and lungs
  • Endocrine: thyroid and parathyroid glands, the pancreas and adrenal glands
  • Surgical Oncology: including coordinated management of the cancer patient
  • Comprehensive management of trauma in all phases of care for the injured patient
  • Complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions

Additionally, our general surgeons perform emergency surgery, in-office procedures and more. The above list is not exhaustive. But, it does give you a sense of the breadth and depth of care offered.

Certainly some of the most common operations include hernia repairs, gallbladder removals and surgical exploration of the colon.

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Advanced laparoscopic surgery is the next level of minimally invasive surgery. The surgeon operates through small incisions and ports made in the skin rather than creating a large incision to perform what’s known as an open operation.

But what makes it more advanced is the nature of the procedures our general surgeons are able to perform this way. For example, liver resections, total gastrectomies, colon surgery, foregut surgery and other major operations can be done laparoscopically by our surgeons.

The benefits of advanced laparoscopic surgery can include less pain, less scarring and faster recovery. Of course, the best method is determined based on individual patient circumstances. So, be sure to talk to your surgeon about what’s right for you.