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The American Board of Surgery defines General Surgery as a central core of knowledge embracing anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, pathology, wound care, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and neoplasia.

Mark McQuaid MD FACSDr. McQuaid is highly trained to evaluate and treat surgical disease and he is a general and vascular surgeon by training. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified in General Surgery.

He is a member of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, a member of the American College of Phlebology and is certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He participates in extensive ongoing medical education and periodic recertification, thus is always informed of the most up to date treatment and diagnostic modalities. He is also trained in procedures utilizing the DaVinci surgical robot.

Dr. McQuaid maintains specialized knowledge and skill relating to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management in the following areas of primary responsibility:

  • Alimentary tract
  • Abdomen and its contents
  • Skin and soft tissue
  • Various masses, skin lesions
  • Head and neck
  • Vascular system
  • Hernia
  • Gallbladder
  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Spine exposure
  • Robotics

General surgery as a field comprises, but is not limited to, the performance of operations and procedures (including endoscopies) relevant to the content areas listed above. Board Certification requires additional expected knowledge and experience including technical proficiency in the performance of essential operations and procedures in the above areas, plus knowledge, familiarity and in some cases technical proficiency with more uncommon and complex operations in the related areas.

The general surgeon has an extensive clinical knowledge base, including epidemiology, anatomy, physiology, clinical presentation, pathology (including neoplasia), wound healing, infection, fluid management, shock and resuscitation, immunology, antibiotic usage, metabolism, management of postoperative pain and use of enteral and parenteral nutrition.

He also has experience and skill in clinical evaluation and management, or stabilization and referral, of patients with surgical diseases; management of preoperative, operative and postoperative care; management of comorbidities and complications; and knowledge of appropriate use and interpretation of radiologic and other diagnostic imaging.

Patient Testimonials

"(Pre-procedure) “I dread it, I hate it, I cannot put shorts on. By the end of the day, I’m feeling like I can’t go anymore. It feels like I’ve walked 10 miles. My legs are just heavy.” …" -- Julie